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Seti, commander

Male - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Seti  
    Suffix commander 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    • «b»

      «/b»Seti (Setymeramen)

      (a military commander); aka Baenre Merynetjeru Merneptah Hetephermaat Ramessid ?


      Seti«/b» or «b»Suti«/b» was an «u»ancient Egyptian «/u» soldier during the late «u»18th dynasty «/u» («u»14th century BCE «/u»), the commander of the army, later mentioned as «u»vizier «/u» on monuments of his son, Pharaoh «u»Ramesses I «/u».«u»[1]
      Seti, the forefather of the «u»19th dynasty «/u» was from a military family in the Delta. According to one theory he is identical with a royal envoy mentioned in the «u»Amarna letters «/u» as «i»Shuta.«u»«/i»[1]«/u» His brother Khaemwaset is probably identical with the Royal Fanbearer and Chief of the Bowmen of Kush Khaemwaset, who is mentioned on a statue dating to «u»Tutankhamen «/u»'s reign. Khaemwaset's wife Taemwadjsy was mistress of the Harem of Amun and is probably the same Taemwadjsy who was sister to Huy, Viceroy of Kush.«u»[2]«/u» So Seti was the member of a very prominent family, and after his son Paramessu (Ramesses I) was chosen by Pharaoh «u»Horemheb «/u» as his successor, Seti's descendants went on to form one of the most powerful dynasties of Egypt.

      A fragment of a votive stela of his is now in the Oriental Institute in «u»Chicago «/u». This fragment is 115 cm wide and 65-70 cm high, its upper part depicts a sitting male and female figure, but only the feet remained intact. Its lower part shows three persons in clothing influenced by Amarna-style, flanked by Khaemwaset and Ramesses, who is named Ramose here. The stela's inscription is: "an offering to the «i»ka«/i» of Osiris-Suti, Commander of the Troops of the Lord of the Two Lands".«u»[2]

      1.«/b» ^ «u»«sup»«b»«i»a«/u»«/sup»«/b»«/i» «u»«sup»«b»«i»b«/u»«/sup»«/b»«/i» Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004) «u»ISBN 0-500-05128-3 «/u», p.175
      «b»2.«/b» ^ «u»«sup»«b»«i»a«/u»«/sup»«/b»«/i» «u»«sup»«b»«i»b«/u»«/sup»«/b»«/i» Eugene Cruz-Uribe: The Father of Ramses I: OI 11456 (JNES 37, no. 3, 1978)
    Person ID I61748  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

     1. Ramses I, PHARAOH of EGYPT,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F551617782  Group Sheet