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Abydos: Egypt's First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris (New by David B. O'Connor

By David B. O'Connor

“O’Connor offers the wealthy end result of his lengthy labors during this quantity bound to entice students and Egyptophiles alike.”—KMTThe historical web site of Abydos lies among the towering cliffs of the Egyptian excessive wasteland and the plush eco-friendly floodplain of the Nile. As either the burial position of the first kings of Egypt and a cult heart for Osiris, god of the useless, this sacred quarter has lengthy tantalized archaeologists with very good unearths. With over 40 years’ adventure of excavation and examine at Abydos, David O’Connor is in an unequalled place to supply the main authoritative and up to date account of this detailed Egyptian web site. the following, for the 1st time, Professor O’Connor now not purely explains the complicated historical past of Abydos but additionally vividly inspires the facility that the sacred panorama held for modern Egyptians. This superbly illustrated ebook should be of curiosity to someone who has ever questioned concerning the origins of 1 of the maximum civilizations in international background. 15 colour, a hundred twenty five b&w illustrations

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