MessageToEagle.com - Once, it was the site of many temples, especially the temple of Seti I and
first of all, this very ancient city is strongly associated with the "Lord of Abydos" - Osiris, god of the dead
and its cult.
Today, it's considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Ancient Egypt, a place with a famous
royal necropolis where early pharaohs were entombed and other tombs and mortuary cult enclosures of the rulers of
the First Dynasty.
According to some of the ancient mortuary texts, beyond a gap in the mountains to the west of
Abydos lay the afterlife -- a fantastic realm depicted as a long mountainous valley with a river running
through it, the banks lined with wheat fields, fruit orchards and gardens of flowers.
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Many of these tombs are still buried under the desert sands and thus they keep millennia old secrets
of the sacred ground of Abydos, that flourished and was already surrounded with aura of sanctity.
Otherwise, these archaeological treasures could cast light on the origins of the Egyptian civilisation,
still a controversial subject among many scholars.
Abydos rose to its peak as a holy city during the New Kingdom (1567- 1080) but the arising local cult
of the "Lord of Abydos" lasted at least from the Middle Kingdom (around 1800 BC) until late
Antiquity and the tomb of Osiris was the main focus of worship.
Today, the Abydos Temple is notable for the memorial temple of Seti I, which contains an inscription from the
nineteenth dynasty known to the modern world as the Abydos King List. It is a chronological list showing cartouches
of most dynastic pharaohs of Egypt from Menes until Ramesses I, Seti's father.
Temple of Seti I
Abydos is the source of many of Egypt's most ancient artifacts. Unfortunately the Great Temple of Abydos and most
of the ancient town are buried under the modern buildings to the north of the Seti temple. Many of the original
ancient structures and the artifacts within them are considered irretrievable and lost.
In the field of archaeology, a great number of extraordinary finds still make headlines either because of their
prehistoric significance - many priceless artifacts witnessed the glory of Abydos - or even because of the
sensational circumstances surrounding them.
In 1988 GŁnter Dreyer, for example, a German archaeologist, unearthed small bone and ivory tags intricately inscribed
with one of the world's earliest forms of writing, namely, crude hieroglyphs developed at about the same time
as Mesopotamian cuneiform.
Carvings on the walls - The Great Temple of Abydos
Abydos and its sacred ground is famous for its two fine temples, one built by Seti I who encouraged an artistic
and architectural ideas in his reign, and the other by Ramses II which, although by no means his largest,
and most well preserved.
Once upon a time, this structure must have been among the most beautiful in the Nile Valley but there is much more to
find in the most sacred cities - Abydos.
As Professor O'Connor says: "Abydos will continue to intrigue archaeologists, Egyptologists and lay enthusiasts
for many generations to come."
Many secrets of Abydos are still waiting to be discovered.
In the 19th Dynasty, the site and its chief deity were honoured by Seti I, who ruled Egypt from 1313 to 1292 B.C.
The three gods of the Osirian Triad (Osiris, his wife Isis, and son Horus), were raised to an even higher level than
the greatest gods of the Land of the Pharaohs - Ptah of Memphis, Re-Harakhte of Heliopolis, and Amun-Re of Thebes.
An impressive temple of Kom Al-Sultan was constructed, with separate sanctuaries for each deity and with a
seventh chamber, of equal size, to himself as a god. Why?
For example, what happened to the earliest shrine at Abydos, dedicated not to Osiris but to Wepwawat, the wolf-jackal
of the necropolis?
Millennia Old Astronomical Secret Revealed
In 1943, an ancient papyrus was bought by the Cairo museum.
It was written in Hieratic and although portions of it were eaten away by ants, it was a very precious ancient document.
The papyrus contained three separate books dealing with astronomy. One of the books was the Cairo Calendar, and now it reveals an ancient astronomical secret.
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Is it a prehistoric code? Some kind of secret message for future generations of humanity?
Not Of This World Relics Hidden From Public View For Many Years -
Forgotten And Ignored
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Sirius Mystery by Robert Temple - Book Review
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"After the landing, something with four legs appeared and dragged the vessel to a hollow, which filled with water
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Did our ancestors have contact with highly advanced civilization living in Sirius star system?
Easter Island's Statues Reveal Bodies
Covered With Unknown Ancient Petroglyphs
Standing some 2,000 miles west of Chile, on the Easter Island, 887 mysterious giant statues have intrigued scientists and the public for years.
For a long time it was believed that the massive statutes consisted of just the heads. Now,
scientists can reveal remarkable photos showing that the bodies of the statues go far deeper underground than just about anyone had imagined...