Ancient Egyptian Helicopter

Adam Hennessy
5 min readJan 30, 2023

I wanted to delve into a small section of hieroglyphs that are trotted out every time the Ancient Alien or prior advanced civilisation theories are discussed. I am talking about the helicopter of Seti I.

Where is it?

The Temple of Seti I is located in the city of Abydos, in the southern part of Egypt. Abydos is situated about 160 miles (260 km) north of Luxor and about 45 miles (72 km) west of the Nile River. The temple is situated on the west bank of the Nile and is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt. It is dedicated to the god Osiris and his son Horus. The temple was built during the reign of Pharaoh Seti I in the 19th dynasty of ancient Egypt, around 1294–1279 BCE.

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Who was Seti I?

Seti I was a pharaoh of the Nineteenth dynasty of Egypt, who reigned from 1290 to 1279 BC. He was the son of Ramses I and the father of Ramses II, who is also known as Ramses the Great. Seti I was a powerful and influential ruler who is credited with consolidating the power of the pharaohs and expanding the empire’s territory.

During his reign, Seti I embarked on a series of military campaigns to expand Egypt’s territory, which resulted in the conquest of many territories including Palestine, Syria, and Nubia. He also built many monumental structures and temples…