Ancient Egypt - The Abydos Necropolis


Pharaohs from the First and Second Dynasty chose Abydos as the location for their tombs and built them each in a unique way.



Why a burial at the southern city of Abydos? In the myth of Osiris, this was the sacred city where Osiris was buried.


Burials for kings were also created north at Saqqara, a location named for Sokar, the god of the dead.