Abydos

Egypt’s First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris

David O’Connor

As both the burial place of the first pharaohs and a cult center for the god Osiris, Abydos was of immense importance to the ancient Egyptians for tho

English edition
216 pp.
114 illus. incl. 11 color
19X25cm
ISBN 9789774162787
For sale only in the Middle East

$39.95

As both the burial place of the first pharaohs and a cult center for the god Osiris, Abydos was of immense importance to the ancient Egyptians for thousands of years and continues to yield spectacular discoveries. However, no full analysis of the site has been written in the last thirty years. Here David O’Connor provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive account of the site’s extraordinary history, as well as telling the story of his own excavations there. O’Connor himself has made some of the most remarkable finds of recent years, including a royal burial consisting of a fleet of fourteen boats, buried far out in the desert. This beautifully illustrated and authoritative book fills a significant gap in the literature on ancient Egypt and will be of interest both to students and to anyone who ever wondered about the origins of one of the greatest civilizations in world history.

David O’Connor

David O’Connor is a leading authority on Abydos and has been instrumental in research there for over forty years. A professor and curator at the University of Pennsylvania for many years, O’Connor has also been a professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University since 1995.
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