The Temple of King Sethos

Begun by Sethos I and completed by his son, Ramesses II, this temple – the ‘Memnonium’ of the Greeks – was built of fine white limestone and is one of the most impressive religious structures in Egypt. The temple is approached through its ruined outer courts (the first with massive tanks for the priests’ ablutions), […]

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The Temple of Osiris

Apart from the ancient, outlying royal structures Abydos which seem to figure in the earliest development of temple forms, the northernmost of the central Abydene monuments is the oldest A little than 1 km (0.6 mile) to the northwest of the I temple in the area called Kom el-Sultan of an ancient temple of the […]

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