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Images of two important sites north of Luxor near the River Nile but usually visted as an extra tour either by road or a day cruise.

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Abydos Entrance 5319EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Seti Egypt entrance pylon carved gate block hieroglyphs largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico viewed from this spot. 
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Abydos Entrance 5320EG07JHP 
 Abydos Ancient Egypt Sety Temple approach entrance pylon gate photo largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico viewed from this spot. 
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Abydos First Hypostyle Hall 5341EG07JHP 
 Abydos Ancient Egyptian Temple Hypostyle Hall interior roof lintels columns ceiling, the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico. In the entrance hyspostyle hall is a famous lintel on which some fascinating carvings appear to suggest modern military equipment such as an attack helicopter, tank, submarine but these are caused by superimpositions of different layers of plaster and carvings called palimpsest. 
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Abydos First Hypostyle Hall 5343EG07JHP 
 Abydos Egyptian Temple Sety Hypostyle Hall Interior Photograph Columns sunlight, the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico. In the entrance hyspostyle hall is a famous lintel on which some fascinating carvings appear to suggest modern military equipment such as an attack helicopter, tank, submarine but these are caused by superimpositions of different layers of plaster and carvings called palimpsest. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, entrance, upright, first, hypostyle hall, columns, hieroglyphs, UFO, lintel, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, approach, pylon, court, hypostyle, painted, door, Ramses, colonnade, sunlight
Abydos Hall of Ancestors 5362EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple wall relief Seti Ramses Corridor Bulls King List in the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with additions by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the king-lists in the Hall of Ancestors in which Sety and his eldest son, the later Ramses 11 offer a list of their predecessors to the Gods although not completely accurate. Also known as the Corridor of Bulls this passage leads to the outside of the temple to the Osirieon, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, hieroglyphs, hall, ancestors, bulls, door, king-lists, corridor, approach, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, digital, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis
Abydos Hall of Ancestors 5365EG07JHP 
 Abydos Egypt Temple Ramses Interior Corridor Photo Kings List wall relief in the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with additions by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the king-lists in the Hall of Ancestors in which Sety and his eldest son, the later Ramses 11 offer a list of their predecessors to the Gods although not completely accurate. Also known as the Corridor of Bulls this passage leads to the outside of the temple to the Osirieon, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, hieroglyphs, hall, ancestors, bulls, door, king-lists, corridor, approach, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, digital, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis
Abydos Hall of Ancestors 5366EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Corridor Kings Lists History Ancient Egypt wall reliefs in the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the king-lists in the Hall of Ancestors in which Sety and his eldest son, the later Ramses 11 offer a list of their predecessors to the Gods although not completely accurate. Also known as the Corridor of Bulls this passage leads to the outside of the temple to the Osirieon, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, hieroglyphs, hall, ancestors, bulls, door, king-lists, corridor, approach, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, digital, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis
Abydos Hall of Ancestors 5370EG07JHP 
 Abydos Interior Ramses Son wall reliefs Hall Ancestors Corridor Bulls with Ramses and his son in action lassooing a great bull enroute to the Osireion 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, hieroglyphs, hall, ancestors, bull, door, king-lists, corridor, approach, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, digital, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis
Abydos Hall of Ancestors 5372EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple wall relief corridor Kings list Sety offering crown , the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the king-lists in the Hall of Ancestors in which Sety and his eldest son, the later Ramses 11 offer a list of their predecessors to the Gods although not completely accurate. Also known as the Corridor of Bulls this passage leads to the outside of the temple to the Osirieon, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, hieroglyphs, hall, ancestors, bulls, door, king-lists, corridor, approach, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, digital, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis
Abydos Hypostyle Hall 5351EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Hypostyle Hall corridor dark interior photograph sun rays in the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, entrance, upright, sunbeam, hypostyle hall, columns, hieroglyphs, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, approach, pylon, court, hypostyle, painted, door, Ramses, colonnade, sunlight
Abydos Hypostyle Hall Reliefs 5354EG07JHP 
 Abydos Egypt Temple Sety inside wall painting pharaoh djed desecration photo in the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 and in this photo Sety 1 is erecting the djed column with the help of the Goddess Isis 
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Abydos Hypostyle Hall Sunbeam 5350EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Hypostyle Hall Interior Photo Sun beams rays dark, in the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 and here in the hypsotyle hall is an atmospheric scene albeit caused by hole in the roof but would have given a sense of the dark solitude only lit by light from the ancient window in the far distance. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, entrance, upright, sunbeam, hypostyle hall, columns, hieroglyphs, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, approach, pylon, court, hypostyle, painted, door, Ramses, colonnade, sunlight
Abydos Mudbrick Archaeology 5400EG07JHP 
 Abydos Village modern ancient mudbrick buildings Egyptian Temple Ramses photo is a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos, passing remains of ancient dwelling houses near the modern town of Abydos. Although this temple is small and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. 
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Abydos Mudbrick Archaeology 5401EG07JHP 
 Small Temple Ramses Abydos village mudbrick archaeology buildings walls seen during a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos, passing remains of ancient dwelling houses and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. 
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Abydos Osireion 5374EG07JHP 
 Abydos Osireion Sety Cenotaph Hall monumental granite columns water flooded to the rear of this Temple north of Luxor in Egypt, a huge Centotaph supposedly to Seti 1 which is now partially submerged owing to the higher modern water table. There is slight distortion of the nearest block because of the wide angle lens - the blocks are absolutely perpendicular. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion 5375EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Osireion Carved granite Blocks watertable flooded low photo at the rear of the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with additions by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the Osireion, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah but also a symbolic tomb for the God Osiris. This is now open to the air and is partly submerged but still its awesome size can still be appreciated with its megalithic granite blocks similar in appearance to the Valley Temple at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, hieroglyphs, reliefs, figures, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion 5376EG07JHP 
 Abydos Seti Temple Egypt Osireion built granite blocks construction waterlevel at the rear of the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with additions by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the Osireion, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah but also a symbolic tomb for the God Osiris. This is now open to the air and is partly submerged but still its awesome size can still be appreciated with its megalithic granite blocks similar in appearance to the Valley Temple at Giza. NB slight camera distortion on facing left ahnd block is cut straight. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion 5377EG07JHP 
 Abydos Ancient Egyptian Temple Sety Osireion granite blocks huge waterlevel at the rear of the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with additions by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the Osireion, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah but also a symbolic tomb for the God Osiris. This is now open to the air and is partly submerged but still its awesome size can still be appreciated with its megalithic granite blocks similar in appearance to the Valley Temple at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion 5378EG07JHP 
 Abydos Egyptian Temple Sety Osireion Hall Construction Granite Blocks water below at the rear of the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with additions by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the Osireion, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah but also a symbolic tomb for the God Osiris. This is now open to the air and is partly submerged but still its awesome size can still be appreciated with its megalithic granite blocks similar in appearance to the Valley Temple at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion 5379EG07JHP 
 Osireion Cenotaph Seti 1 Abydos Temple Egypt waterlevel blocks flooded low located to the north of Luxor. This view is looking over where the original island is thought to have been and now partially flooded by the high water table although there would probably have been water around the island originally and the whole site would have been covered. 
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