Abydos Temple lies in Sohag Governorate, north of Luxor. It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt.
The history of Abydos City
Abydos was one of the oldest cities of the ancient Egyptian civilization. It had a great position, as the ancient Egyptians thought that the god Osiris (the god of the dead and the underworld) was buried there. So it became a destination for pilgrims and kings of the 1st and 2nd dynasties who decided to found their tombs and temples in this holy city as king Narmer, the first king of a unified Egypt.
Let’s take a tour in Abydos Temple or Temple of King Seti I
Firstly, you should know that this temple was constructed by King Seti I and completed by his son, the great king Ramesses II. You will note that the design of this temple taking the shape of “L” letter.
The façade takes the shape of a square-columned façade with 12 massive pillars. This façade leads to 7 chambers dedicated to 7 ancient Egyptian gods, who are Ptah, Ra Hor Akhty, Amun-Re, Osiris, Isis, Horus, and king Seti I as a god.
This temple distinguishes with its inscriptions, which depicted king Seti I and king Ramesses II giving offerings to many gods.
But what distinguishes this temple is containing Abydos King List, the complete list for the ancient Egyptian kings. This list is from the 19th dynasty. It is a chronological list showing 76 cartouches of most dynastic pharaohs of Egypt from Menes until Seti I.
Also, there is a mysterious relief showing a Helicopter. Do you think the ancient Egyptian knew Helicopters? Our experts will till you during your tour.
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