Abydos (1 of 1)
El Araba El Madfuna
As you roam through Seti's dark halls and sanctuaries an air of mystery surrounds you. As the main cult centre of Osiris, god of the dead, Abydos was the place to be buried in ancient Egypt. It was used as a necropolis from predynastic to Christian times (c 4000 BC-AD 600), more than 4500 years of constant use. Abydos maintained its importance because of the cult of Osiris, god of the dead. Although there were shrines to Osiris throughout Egypt, each one the supposed resting place of another part of his body, the temple at Abydos was the most important, being the home of his head.