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  Hypostyle Hall ruins

The Hypostyle Hall at Karnak
  1322 BC - Horemheb
Ay dies heirless, the throne passes to Horemheb, Commander of the Army. He reinforces traditional values and strengthens the priesthood of Amen.

1293 BC - Ramesses I takes the throne
Horemheb dies with no heir. His army commander Ramesses, already in late middle age, becomes pharaoh.

1291 BC - Seti I becomes pharaoh

The son of Ramesses I, Seti I is also an army commander. His reign includes tremendous building projects and military expeditions to Syria and Libya.
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