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Abydos : Egypt's first pharaohs and the cult of Osiris

Author: David B O'Connor
Publisher: London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2009.
Series: New aspects of antiquity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Abydos is one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt, the burial place of the first kings of Egypt, and a cult center of Osiris, god of the underworld and judge of the dead. Past archaeological finds in Abydos include the oldest surviving boats in the world, the earliest indications of writing in Egypt, and a number of temples and tombs, many of which predate the first pyramids at Saqqara.
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Named Person: Osiris, (Egyptian deity); Osiris, (Egyptian deity)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David B O'Connor
ISBN: 9780500390306 0500390304 9780500289006 050028900X
OCLC Number: 286447413
Description: 216 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: The discovery of Abydos --
Osiris --
eternal lord who presides in Abydos --
The temple of Seti I --
The rediscovery of Abydos --
The evolution of a sacred landscape --
The expanding landscape of the Middle Kingdom --
The landscape completed : Abydos in the New Kingdom --
The climax of the Osiris cult --
The royal tombs of Abydos --
The mysterious enclosures of Abydos --
Boat graves and pyramid origins --
Abydos : summing-up.
Series Title: New aspects of antiquity.
Other Titles: Egypt's first pharaohs and the cult of Osiris
Responsibility: David O'Connor.

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