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Author O'Connor, David B.

Title Abydos : Egypt's first pharaohs and the cult of Osiris / by David O'Connor.

Imprint London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  932 Oc5a 2009    ---  Available
Description 216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Series New aspects of antiquity
New aspects of antiquity.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-214) and index.
Contents The discovery of Abydos -- Osiris: eternal Lord who presides in Abydos -- The temple of Seti I -- The rediscovery of Abydos -- 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Abydos (Egypt : Extinct city)
Osiris (Egyptian deity) -- Cult.
Egypt -- Antiquities.
ISBN 9780500390306 (hbk.)
0500390304 (hbk.)
Standard No. NZ1 13040866

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