Monday, June 10, 2013

Facts About Abydos Temples Attractions

The Great Temple of Abydos, Greeks called the Memnonium, is the largest of the Abydos temples. ; begun in the XIX Dynasty by Seti I and finished by Ramesses II. It is one of the most impressive religious structures in Egypt. Built of limestone and sandstone, quite unique in design having the shape of the letter “L” upside down. It also contains seven sanctuaries instead of the usual one or three.

Abydos is one of the most ancient cities of Upper Egypt, and also of the eight Upper Nome (capital city). The temple was built during the 19th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt. The temple that the Greeks called the Memnonium in Abydos, actually dedicated to Seti I, Osiris and Isis along with Ptah, Ptah-Sokar, Nefertem, Re-Horakhty, Amun, and Horus, is one of the major archaeological sites in that region.

Considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Ancient Egypt, the sacred city of Abydos was the site of many ancient temples, including Umm el-Qa’ab, a royal necropolis where early pharaohs were entombed. It was begun by Seti I(The temple of Seti I was built on entirely new ground half a mile to the south of the long series of temples just described) and finished by his son, the great Ramesses II early in the reign of the latter.

 Tours to Abydos are running from every where in Egypt as a day trip or within a multi days travel packages, you may visit Abydos from luxor and in different Egypt travel packages.