Seti I Chapel
Originally part of the Great Ptah Temple, this small chapel was possibly built to celebrate the Great Temple’s construction. It is the only structure found so far in Memphis that was built by Pharaoh Seti I. However, it is possible that he built many more structures as his name has been often found on stone blocks elsewhere in the city.
The Chapel was built for the God Ptah and the two Goddesses of the City of Memphis, Men-nefer and Tjesemet. Remarkably, the statue of Tjesemet in her human form, which sits inside the chapel, is the only one known to exist. As a goddess for the city of Memphis, Tjesemet is represented with a symbol of the Great Ptah Temple wall on top of her head. The wall of the Great Ptah Temple was very important in Memphis as it was believed to be able to hear people’s prayers.
Only Pharaohs and high priests could worship at the chapel. At the time it featured some of the most beautiful wall art in all of Egypt. The chapel’s statues are not visible today. But you can still view the delicately carved pictures of Pharaohs and gods that cover its walls.