Abydos Temple lies in the ancient town of Abydos which is now located around 170 Kilometers to the North of Luxor and 50 Kilometers to the Southwest of the city of Sohaqis. It is a famous ancient historical site and it was the centre of the worship of the god Osiris and the most sacred town in ancient Egypt.
All the Egyptians during Pharaonic times had the dream and hoped to make their pilgrimage in Abydos or at least get buried here after their death.
The ancient Egyptian mythology claims that the head of Osiris was buried here after his brother, Seth, has murdered him and the rest of his body became scattered all over Egypt.
Although the town of Abydos was once a large city with huge fortified walls, many temples, sacred lakes, and many other structures, today all what can be seen there include the Temple of Seti I, constructed at the end of the 13th century BC and it is one of the most intact Pharaonic monuments in Egypt. The Temple of Seti I hosts some of the finest bas-reliefs in Egypt and it is featured with its marvellous limestone walls.
The most remarkable scenes in the Temple of Seti I in Abydos include a scene in the second hypostyle hall of the builder of the temple with the gods Horus and Osiris.
Situated behind the second hypostyle hall, there are the seven sacred chapels of the gods Ptah, Ra Horakhaty, Amun, Osiris, Isis, and Horus which are featured for their wonderful colours.