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King of Kings: The Nineteenth Dynasty. The Nineteenth Dynasty. Along with the Third, Fourth, and Eighteenth Dynasties, the Nineteenth is one of the most famous in the 3000 year history of Ancient Egypt. This fame is due to two men, a father and a son. Seti I. Seti I.

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King of kings the nineteenth dynasty

King of Kings:The Nineteenth Dynasty


The nineteenth dynasty
The Nineteenth Dynasty

  • Along with the Third, Fourth, and Eighteenth Dynasties, the Nineteenth is one of the most famous in the 3000 year history of Ancient Egypt.

  • This fame is due to two men, a father and a son


Seti i
Seti I


Seti i1
Seti I

  • KV17, Seti’s tomb, is the largest ever found in the Valley of the Kings

    • Richly decorated

    • Booby-trapped with false rooms, dead ends, and pits

  • When discovered, archaeologists were shocked to discover it kept going and going…

    • …For a full 328 feet…

    • In 2008 they discovered more! The tomb is 446 feet!


The most famous pharaoh ever
The Most Famous Pharaoh Ever

  • Despite Seti’s fame…one pharaoh towers above all the rest…

  • Seti’s son…


Ramesses the great
Ramesses the Great


Ramesses ii the great
Ramesses II, The Great

  • Longest reigning pharaoh in history: 67 years

    • Married 7 wives…and plenty more on the side

    • Estimated to have had 100 children

  • Monstrous ego and megalomaniac

    • Built cities and monuments ALL OVER dedicated to himself

    • “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” –Ramesses the Great



The ramesseum
The Ramesseum


Nefertari his great queen
Nefertari, His Great Queen


Ramesses and nefertari
Ramesses and Nefertari

  • Ramesses saw to it that his favorite queen was honored virtually everywhere he was

  • Nefertari has the largest and most lavish tomb in the Valley of the Queens


The battle of kadesh 1274
The Battle of Kadesh, 1274

  • Ramesses goes to war with the Hittite Empire for control of Syria, to expand the Egyptian Empire

  • Kadesh is the largest chariot battle in history, close to 6000 war chariots fight


The battle of kadesh
The Battle of Kadesh

  • A military draw between Egypt and the Hittites

  • As a result of the battle, Egypt and the Hittite Empire sign the first international peace treaty and alliance in world history



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