Abydos

By David O'Connor,

Book cover of Abydos: Egypt's First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris

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Abydos is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic sites in southern Egypt. As both the burial place of the first pharaohs and a cult centre for the god Osiris, it was of immense importance to the ancient Egyptians for thousands of years, from nearly 3000 BC until the early…

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The late Egyptologist David O’Connor was the foremost authority on the ancient site of Abydos Egypt, and supervised excavations there for over 40 years. I worked on seven excavations in Abydos and knew Dr. O’Connor personally, a lovely man, whom everyone respected. Abydos was the cult center of Osiris, the god of the dead. There were numerous tombs and temples built in this area, one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt.

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