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cenotaph

a symbolic tomb erected in honor of a dead person whose remains lie elsewhere

nome

word for "province" in Pharaonic, Hellenistic, and Roman Egypt.

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Abydos
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Abydos is the Greek name of the ancient Egyptian town called Abdju. It was the capital of the eighth nome of Upper Egypt and the main cult center of Osiris, the god of the underworld. The modern name of the city is El-Araba El-Madfuna, which lies in Sohag.

Within the region, there are archaeological remains from all periods of ancient Egyptian history: the Temple of Seti the First; the Temple of Ramesses the Second; the cenotaph, or monument, of Osiris, called the Osirion; and the tombs or cenotaphs of the kings of the First and the Second Dynasties.

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Pharaonic

Style:

New Kingdom/19th.dyn.
  Old Kingdom
  Early Dynastic Period
Type Type

Type:

Archaeological Site
Map Map

Location: 

Governorate of Sohag

Constructed: 

Governorate of Sohag
Timeline Timeline

Constructed: 

4000 BC - 641 AD
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Topics:

Arts and Crafts
Architecture
Paintings and Relief
Government
Leaders
Society and Culture
Religion and Spirituality
Places of Worship
Beliefs
Tombs
Sites & Museums Sites & Museums
Connections Connections
Osiris
Osiris

Stela of King Ahmose the First
Stela of King Ahmose the First

Ramesses the Second
Ramesses the Second

Statuette of King Khufu
Statuette of King Khufu

Four Bracelets from the Tomb of King Djer
Four Bracelets from the Tomb of King Djer

Seti the First
Seti the First

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