Temple of Seti I
The first structure you’ll see at Abydos is the striking Cenotaph or Great Temple of Seti I, which, after a certain amount of...
Temple of Ramses II
Just northwest of Seti I’s temple is the smaller and less-well-preserved structure built by his son Ramses II (1279–1213 BC) . Although...
Osiris Park Cafeteria
Right in front of the Temple of Seti I, this is the only reliable option within sight of the temple. The food is overpriced and consists...
As the main cult centre of Osiris, god of the dead, Abydos was the place to be buried in ancient Egypt. It was used as a necropolis from predynastic to Christian times (c 4000 BC–AD 600), more than 4500 years of constant use. The area now known as Umm al-Qa’ab (Mother of Pots) contains the mastaba tombs of the first pharaohs of Egypt, including that of the third pharaoh of the 1st dynasty, Djer (c 3000 BC). By the Middle Kingdom his tomb had become identified as the tomb of Osiris himself.