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cult of Osiris at Abydos an archaeological investigation of the development of an ancient Egyptian sacred center during the Eighteenth Dynasty by Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner

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Published by UMI in Ann Arbor, MI .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Osiris (Egyptian deity).,
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Egypt -- Abydos (Extinct city),
  • Abydos (Egypt : Extinct city).

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMary-Ann Pouls Wegner.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 605 p. :
Number of Pages605
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19502515M

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  Abydos, one of the most ancient and venerable sites in Egypt, was the focus of the Cult of Osiris – the lord of the dead – and was held in the highest regard by the ancient Egyptians. It has also been the focus for a series of important and unusual discoveries, which makes it all the more surprising that there has been no summary book on. Share this book. Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Embed. Edit. Last edited by WorkBot. Janu | History. An edition of The cult of Osiris at Abydos () The cult of Osiris at Abydos an archaeological investigation of the development of an ancient Egyptian sacred center during the Eighteenth Dynasty by Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner. 0 Ratings 0. Although the history of Abydos continued long after the end of the Middle Kingdom—indeed, the best-known monument from Abydos is the beautifully preserved 19th Dynasty temple built by Seti I (ca. – BCE)—the Middle Kingdom witnessed the classical development and florescence of the cult of Osiris. T1 - The Osirian cult at Abydos. AU - Jones, Jana. PY - Y1 - N2 - The Osirian religion, focused on vindication, fertility, and resurrection, had a great appeal for ordinary Egyptians. During the Middle Kingdom, the cult of the god Osiris became prominent, with Abydos at the cult : Jana Jones.

  Site of Abydos in Egypt. (Image credit: Rikko / Shutterstock) In later times, Abydos would become a cult center for Osiris, god of the underworld. A temple dedicated to him flourished at Abydos. By the New Kingdom era ( B.C.) worship of Osiris had become the dominant religious cult in Egypt, even replacing the cult of the sun-god Re. Abydos remained an active cult site for Osiris through the Late and Ptolemaic periods ( B.C.). Abydos: The Abode of Osiris Abydos is perhaps Egypt’s most ancient necropolis, having been used for important burials since Predynastic times. The city was a popular pilgrimage spot for thousands of years, and pharaohs from all eras of Egyptian history constructed tombs and temples here.   By BC Abydos in Egypt was a thriving city, and 2, years later pre-dynastic pharaohs were still building shrines, temples and mortuaries at the site. Seti I added his own masterpiece in the 13th century BC, an elegant temple featuring a series of interconnected halls and side chambers, covered from floor to ceiling in exquisite friezes.

Abydos was Revered in ancient times as the burial place and cult center of Osiris, the king of the underworld, Abydos (ancient Abedju) was an important pilgrimage destination and necropolis from the Predynastic era into Christian times (ca. BC-AD ).. The area of Umm el-Qa’ab (Arabic for “Mother of pots”), located far out in the low desert, contains the tombs of early Predynastic. Abydos: Egypt's First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris (New Aspects of Antiquity) David B. O'Connor “O’Connor presents the rich fruits of his long labors in this volume certain to appeal to scholars and Egyptophiles alike.”—KMTThe ancient site of Abydos lies between the towering cliffs of the Egyptian high desert and the lush green.   - Buy Abydos: Egypt's First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris (New Aspects of Antiquity) book online at best prices in India on Read Abydos: Egypt's First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris (New Aspects of Antiquity) book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s:   Plate 1. Sethos opens the door for Osiris. Project description. Commencing in , a four-volume series entitled The Temple of King Sethos I at Abydos, edited by Alan H. Gardiner, was published jointly by the Egypt Exploration Society and the University of Chicago, with the financial aid of John D. books were largely devoted to the exceptional copies of the temple’s wall.