After the death of Ramesses the First, his son, Seti the First, who was already a middle-aged man, became king and ruled Egypt for about 16 years. His reign was marked with military activities in the North of Egypt.
He shared in the construction of the great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak, the temple of Abydos, and his mortuary temple at Qurnah. A Hypostyle Hall is one having a roof or ceiling supported by rows of columns. He was buried in a huge tomb at the Valley of the Kings.