Secrets of Ancient Egypt: Details from Abydos Temple
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Details from Abydos Temple

Abydos Temple

As I mentioned in a previous post, last year I spent my birthday in Egypt. When we (mom and me) arrived at Abydos temple (been there many times), it was the same time, as when I was born. A more spiritual alignment :)

The very first details that attracted me, was not inside Abydos temple, but outside in the open court.

The details that Sety I had his artist create, are so beautiful that they always make me speechless.

 From a long distance I could see that there were more details than normally, so I just headed straight for them...
Abydos Temple
Pictures from Abydos taken by me.


Off course these relief's make me sad, because they portray a mixture of military and political scenes.

1 Picture.

Yes.. Your eyes are not deceiving you. The enemies hands are presented to the king (Pharaoh). I personally think they would cut the hands of the fallen (dead) enemies.



It would be illogical for them to cut living enemies hands off, merely because it would be worth more to have them as a work force, that's how people of power, think, at least back then...

Today we just call it political as well as defending ones own country outside ones country, a national security threat, and what not - same propaganda.


2 Picture.

Was something that I haven't seen before, to this level of details. Right beside relief/picture number 1, I saw the next scene. I was quickly drawn to the details of the horse carriage wheel.

It looks like a head is attached to the wheel, no it is not a real head, it is decoration for the horse carriage. Most likely carved of wood, they have the same conquering scenery portrayed on their thrones foot stools.


Below this text you can see a close up of the center of the wheel, which surprisingly showed more details.
Details from the Horse carriage wheel outside Abydos Temple.
The front part of the temple, especially the outside always portray war and political scenes. 

If you look at Luxor temple, the front art is the political scene, whereas in Edfu temple you also find these scenes in the first court, like here in Abydos. 

Edfu temple functioned much like a court room for the people in ancient Egypt.

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