Abydos Temple

Abydos Temple

Abydos Temple of Osiris

The Secret Of The pilgrimage site for the ancient Egyptians in Abydos Temple of Osiris.

Abydos Temple of Osiris is where you live the charm of the sacred direction for the ancient Egyptians, touching with your feet this holy spot, in which they performed the pilgrimage to the god Osiris, as Abydos Temple of Osiris was the symbolic tomb for the god Osiris, the lord of death and the afterlife, finding yourself, to walk through vibrant colored walls and ceiling paintings that still retains its elegance and beauty, and feel as if the ancient Egyptians sounds come from everywhere, inviting you to spend with them the time of A pre-dynastic and old kingdom history

Abydos Temple of Osiris by isawnyu

Abydos Temple of Osiris by isawnyu

Visit to Abydos Temple

While you follow the same footprints of the ancient Egyptians going through where they had performed the funeral rituals for the ancient Egyptian kings, to be a witness for this amazement, you will meet what the hands of them placed, as you will see rare majestic monuments.

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Abydos Temple of Osiris by isawnyu

Just walk in this magic of the Pharaohs, and the glorious decorations will accompany you to walk in one of the most vital spots for them to find yourself in front of the first Egyptian capital for the state when it unified, it was the first area that witnessed the building of boats the sun. It will be an enchanting tour amid many magnificent tombs belonging to the 1st and 2nd Dynasties and other temples for many kings, including King Pepi IKing Ahmose I, King Seti I, and King Ramses II.

The original facade of the temple was recently revealed, and it was reconstructed, so the two large edifices of the temple appeared, and the space that follows it is the place of the first and second courtyard of the temple, and they end in the temple’s façade, and its current entrance with its square columns and walls on which are engraved some of the war facts of “Ramses II,” and his victories In Asia, some of his memorial inscriptions were also written on it.

So, you have the chance to live the magic of each detail at this majestic historical site.

But How the charm of the design of Abydos Temple of Osiris!

Abydos Temple of Osiris has a unique layout; it is in the form of a right angle, or in the form of the letter L, and the Shrine of the Holy of Holies, which is the main compartment, is located perpendicular to the series of courtyards, and the successive halls of columns and the roof rests on twenty-four columns.

The columns from the bottom are in the form of bundles of papyrus, and their capitals are in the form of a flower that has not yet bloomed.

Abydos Temple of Osiris

Abydos Temple of Osiris by Argenberg

These columns are divided into two rows, each row has twelve columns, and each row is divided into six groups, and in each group, there are two converging columns, then there is a slightly wide corridor, then we find two other converging columns, and so on, and there is in the hall Seven corridors connect to the other aisles that are similar in the second pillared hall.

Temple Description

The temple contains 60 columns, as it is in an area of 112 meters in length by 80 meters in width, includes has two halls, the first with 24 columns and the other 36 columns.

In the heart of Abydos Temple of Osiris, which is the most beautiful and most complete Egyptian temple dedicated to the worship of the god Osiris, you will share the ancient Egyptian worshipping in seven shrines dedicated to the god of the ancient Egyptians.

Abydos Temple of Osiris

Abydos Temple of Osiris by Argenberg

While you walk in charm to see the magic of this majestic history that is embodied in front of your eyes, you will cross through the heads of King Ramses II, which was found near the temple, and Mern-Ptah, who completed the construction of the temple, and you will find behind the temple a unique building called the “Osirion,” which was designed to be surrounded by water from all directions, as it is a channel connected to the Nile River.

There are also rooms for sacred boats and religious ceremonies for the supervising priests inside the temple. Fourteen cemeteries behind the temple were discovered, which are the workers’ graves, the “city of workers,” and those who built the tombs of the kings of the second and first family, dating back to 3300 BC.

Is the sanctity of the Abydos Temple of Osiris continued until the Ptolemaic era? Ramses II Temple answers

Ramses II Temple

Abydos Temple of Osiris by qmole2

Slabs inscribed with the name of the throne of King Ramses II are painted in blue and green, and models of building tools, pottery, and oval-shaped quartzite stones, which were buried in 1279 BC at the time of the celebrations and rites of the foundation of the temple, all of that are waiting for you in the Ramses II Temple that is located inside Abydos Temple of Osiris, where you begin another part of suspense about this temple of Osiris.

Ten large warehouses connected to the temple and built of mud bricks, which were used as silos to store the needs of the temple, including offerings, tools, and other things that reveal to you a secret about Abydos Temple of Osiris. Inside them, there were found a group of bulls’ heads and bones dating back to the Ptolemaic period, which certain that the holy position of this temple was continued until the Ptolemaic era.

Related FAQ

What was the purpose of the Abydos temple?

Abydos temple

Due to its near completion and stunning appearance, this remaining structure is most commonly referred to as the Great Temple of Abydos. The "Rite of the Ancestors," which is embedded into the temple, was part of its primary function as a memorial to king Seti I and a way to express respect for the early pharaohs.

Who built the Osiris temple in ancient Abydos?

The founder of Egypt's 18th dynasty, Ahmose, built the final royal pyramid approximately 3,500 years ago in Abydos.

Is Abydos a temple?

Abydos Temple of Osiris

One of the most important historical sites in Abydos is the temple of Seti I, sometimes referred to as the Great Temple of Abydos. The temple was constructed by Seti I, a pharaoh. The Osireion is located behind the temple.

Who was buried at Abydos?

The ancient Egyptian pharaohs were buried in Abydos, which is located in Upper Egypt on the western bank of the Nile, roughly 300 miles south of what is now Cairo. Its five square mile area housed numerous pharaonic temples and served as the epicentre of the worship of the dead god Osiris.

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