Abydos, EGYPT - Relief: Seti I Offering Flowers & Sign of Truth to God Osiris For Sale
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Abydos, EGYPT - Relief: Seti I Offering Flowers & Sign of Truth to God Osiris:
Abydos, EGYPT - Relief: Seti I Offering Flowers & Sign of Truth to God Osiris: Abydos (أبيدوس) is one of the oldest cities of ancient Egypt, and also of the eighth nome in Upper Egypt. It is located about 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) west of the Nile at latitude 26° 10' N, near the modern Egyptian towns of El Araba El Madfuna and El Balyana. In the ancient Egyptian language, the city was called Abdju. The English name Abydos comes from the Greek Ἄβυδος, a name borrowed by Greek geographers from the unrelated city of Abydos on the Hellespont. Considered one of the most important archaeological sites in 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. These tombs began to be seen as extremely significant burials and in later times it became desirable to be buried in the area, leading to the growth of the town's importance as a cult site. Today, Abydos is notable for the memorial temple of Seti I, which contains an inscription from the Nineteenth Dynasty known to the modern world as the Abydos King List. It is a chronological list showing cartouches of most dynastic pharaohs of Egypt from Menes until Seti I's father, Ramesses I. It is also notable for the Abydos graffiti, ancient Phoenician and Aramaic graffiti found on the walls of the Temple of Seti I. Relief of King Seti I Offering Flowers and a Sign of Truth before the God Osiris This Linen Era (1930-45) card is in good condition. Gaddis & Seif, Luxor.