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Dec 13, 2010 - Abydos Temple

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Abydos was the centre of the cult of Osiris, god of the dead. All Egyptians would try and visit at least once in their lives, and the ultimate dream would be to be buried at the necropolis as well. If an individual was not able to make the pilgrimage to Abydos, his body was usually buried with a small boat to assist the soul to make the journey after death. There were other temples built to honour Osiris throughout Egypt, where people believed that his different body parts were laid to rest. However, Abydos was thought to...

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