Temple of King Seti I at Abydos.

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posted on Oct, 21 2002 @ 10:39 PM
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The city of Abydos (ancient name: "Abdjw" ) flourished from the predynastic period
(4000 BCE) of Egypt's history down through Christian times (about 641 CE).
The site of many tombs of predynastic rulers of ancient Egypt, the area soon grew
in religious importance as a cult center for Osiris, first during the Middle
Kingdom,when such a tomb of a First Dynasty king, Djer, was identified as the
"burial site of Osiris", the mythological god-king of the predynastic Egyptians
(referred to as "Osirieon"). This emphasis upon Osiris caused the city to become
a pilgrimage site, as well as a desired place for either direct burial or for the
erection of cenotaphs (monument erected in honor of a dead person whose remains
lie elsewhere). Festivals and the passion plays of Osiris' life and death were performed
here from about the 12th Dynasty (1985-1795 BCE) until the Christian era.
One of the most significant monuments on the area is that of the Temple of Seti I,
which is built to honor Osiris. It is believed that Seti's architects had planned a
classic Egyptian temple of straight proportions, but had to change directions when
foundation work accidentally uncovered the site of the Djer tomb, and its Middle
Kingdom references as the site of Osiris' burial.* Possibly out of piety,
the house of Seti I and Rameses II expanded and enhanced the Osirieon site, and
the passion plays of the Osiris cult were tied into the Seti I temple thereafter




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The God Nun

In the long passageway to the Osireion (begun by Sety I, c.1290-1279 B.C.E.) at Abydos, is this relief carving of the god Nun lifting up the Solar Barque of Khepry [pronounced kep-ree] (the rising sun), a scene from the Book of Gates. The ancient Egyptians believed that Nun was the primordial waters from which creation took place. At dawn, Khepry, the morning sun symbolized as a scarab beetle, was born out of these waters. The Egyptians observed that the scarab beetle pushed along a ball of dung (in which it had laid its eggs) and buried it in the sand. From this ball, seemingly by spontaneous generation, emerged baby beetles. Khepry, which means "to become," thus became a potent symbol of rebirth and regeneration.



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[Edited on 22-10-2002 by quaneeri]



posted on Oct, 26 2002 @ 12:27 PM
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Seti egyptians stars space travel all one meaning.

could it all have come from this ?



posted on Jan, 16 2003 @ 09:45 AM
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I think there are secrets in the past that are yet to be discovered.





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