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Abydos Collection

Abydos, located in Egypt's North Africa, is a treasure trove of ancient wonders

Background imageAbydos Collection: Bas-relief of the Goddess Sekhmet, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Bas-relief of the Goddess Sekhmet, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAbydos Collection: Bas-relief of Pharaoh Seti I on right with the Goddess Hathor on left, Temple of Seti I

Bas-relief of Pharaoh Seti I on right with the Goddess Hathor on left, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAbydos Collection: Bas-relief of Pharaoh Seti I, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Bas-relief of Pharaoh Seti I, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAbydos Collection: Hero and Leander is the Greek myth relating the story of Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite

Hero and Leander is the Greek myth relating the story of Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite, 17th century (engraving)
3480614 Hero and Leander is the Greek myth relating the story of Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite, 17th century (engraving); (add.info.: Hero and Leander is the Greek myth relating the story of Hero)

Background imageAbydos Collection: Pharaoh Seti I (on right) with the Goddess Hathor, ca 1290 BC. Creator: Ancient Egypt

Pharaoh Seti I (on right) with the Goddess Hathor, ca 1290 BC. Creator: Ancient Egypt
Pharaoh Seti I (on right) with the Goddess Hathor, ca 1290 BC. Found in the Collection of the The temple of Seti I, Abydos

Background imageAbydos Collection: Seti I temple (13th century BC), Abydos, Egypt

Seti I temple (13th century BC), Abydos, Egypt

Background imageAbydos Collection: Ramesses II temple (13th century BC), Abydos, Egypt

Ramesses II temple (13th century BC), Abydos, Egypt

Background imageAbydos Collection: Ancient Egypt, Wall painting/carving, The God Thoth, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, 19thdynasty (photo)

Ancient Egypt, Wall painting/carving, The God Thoth, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, 19thdynasty (photo)
3476482 Ancient Egypt, Wall painting/carving, The God Thoth, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, 19thdynasty (photo); (add.info.: Ancient Egypt, Wall painting/carving, The God Thoth, Temple of Seti I, Abydos)

Background imageAbydos Collection: King Ramses II, among the gods. Comes from the small temple built by King Ramses II at Abydos

King Ramses II, among the gods. Comes from the small temple built by King Ramses II at Abydos
529571 King Ramses II, among the gods. Comes from the small temple built by King Ramses II at Abydos. About 1275 BC (19th dynasty) (painted limestone) by Egyptian; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageAbydos Collection: Temple of Seti 1, Abydos, Egypt

Temple of Seti 1, Abydos, Egypt

Background imageAbydos Collection: Temple of Seti 1, Abydos, Egypt, Victorian period

Temple of Seti 1, Abydos, Egypt, Victorian period

Background imageAbydos Collection: Egyptian Art. Temple of Seti I at Abydos. Resurrection of Os

Egyptian Art. Temple of Seti I at Abydos. Resurrection of Os
Egyptian Art. Temple of Seti I at Abydos. Relief depicting the resurrection of Osiris. Her sister and wife Isis holds his head and the God Sokar assist him while he is awakening. 19th Dynasty. C

Background imageAbydos Collection: Funerary stele of Hefrer. Egypt

Funerary stele of Hefrer. Egypt
Funerary stele of Hefrer. Painted limestone. 26th-early 27th dynasties. Late Period. C. 600-500 BC. Probably from Abydos, Egypt. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageAbydos Collection: Mummy of a cat. Egypt

Mummy of a cat. Egypt
Mummy of a cat. After 30 BC. Roman period. Perhaps 1st century AD. From Abydos. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageAbydos Collection: Abydos, Tombs of Seti I (b / w photo)

Abydos, Tombs of Seti I (b / w photo)
3653210 Abydos, Tombs of Seti I (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Abydos, Tombs of Seti I)

Background imageAbydos Collection: Abydos, Interior of the Temple of Seti I (b / w photo)

Abydos, Interior of the Temple of Seti I (b / w photo)
3653191 Abydos, Interior of the Temple of Seti I (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Abydos, Interior of the Temple of Seti I)

Background imageAbydos Collection: Fragment of battlefield palette (siltstone)

Fragment of battlefield palette (siltstone)
1216276 Fragment of battlefield palette (siltstone) by Egyptian 1st Dynasty (c.3100-2890 BC); 16.5x17 cm cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background imageAbydos Collection: Feeding the Sacred Birds (colour litho)

Feeding the Sacred Birds (colour litho)
5224424 Feeding the Sacred Birds (colour litho) by Bach, Guido (1828-1905); Private Collection; (add.info.: Feeding the Sacred Birds)

Background imageAbydos Collection: Abydos, Temple of Seti I, Hypostyle Hall (b / w photo)

Abydos, Temple of Seti I, Hypostyle Hall (b / w photo)
3653350 Abydos, Temple of Seti I, Hypostyle Hall (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Abydos, Temple of Seti I, Hypostyle Hall)

Background imageAbydos Collection: Illustration, Selim and Zuleika, The Bride of Abydos

Illustration, Selim and Zuleika, The Bride of Abydos
Illustration, Selim and Zuleika, in The Bride of Abydos, a poem by Lord Byron (1813). 1844

Background imageAbydos Collection: The English Hospital at Abydos (engraving)

The English Hospital at Abydos (engraving)
1602061 The English Hospital at Abydos (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The English Hospital at Abydos)

Background imageAbydos Collection: Abydos, the King Seti I offering before the Sacred Boat of Amen-Ra (b / w photo)

Abydos, the King Seti I offering before the Sacred Boat of Amen-Ra (b / w photo)
3653351 Abydos, the King Seti I offering before the Sacred Boat of Amen-Ra (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Abydos)

Background imageAbydos Collection: Profile of Isis, Temple of Seti I, Abydos (wall paiting)

Profile of Isis, Temple of Seti I, Abydos (wall paiting)
THT3120570 Profile of Isis, Temple of Seti I, Abydos (wall paiting) by Egyptian 19th Dynasty (c.1292-1187 BC); (add.info.: Isis is a goddess from the polytheistic pantheon of Egypt)

Background imageAbydos Collection: Abydos, Temple of Seti I (b / w photo)

Abydos, Temple of Seti I (b / w photo)
3653194 Abydos, Temple of Seti I (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Abydos, Temple of Seti I)

Background imageAbydos Collection: Abydos, Entrance to the Temple of Sethos I (b / w photo)

Abydos, Entrance to the Temple of Sethos I (b / w photo)
3653193 Abydos, Entrance to the Temple of Sethos I (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Abydos, Entrance to the Temple of Sethos I)

Background imageAbydos Collection: The Search for Dr Livingstone (engraving)

The Search for Dr Livingstone (engraving)
1057695 The Search for Dr Livingstone (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Search for Dr Livingstone)

Background imageAbydos Collection: Egypt: Memnonium of Seti I, at Abydos (b / w photo)

Egypt: Memnonium of Seti I, at Abydos (b / w photo)
6009615 Egypt: Memnonium of Seti I, at Abydos (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Memnonium of Seti I, at Abydos)

Background imageAbydos Collection: Ancient Egypt Map - Thebes

Ancient Egypt Map - Thebes

Background imageAbydos Collection: Abydos Offering Osiris Offrende Antonio Beato

Abydos Offering Osiris Offrende Antonio Beato
Abydos, Offering to Osiris, Abydos, Offrende a Osiris; Antonio Beato (English, born Italy, about 1835 - 1906); 1880 - 1889; Albumen silver print

Background imageAbydos Collection: Abydos Purification King Purification de Roi

Abydos Purification King Purification de Roi
Abydos, Purification of the King, Abydos, Purification de Roi; Antonio Beato (English, born Italy, about 1835 - 1906); 1880 - 1889; Albumen silver print

Background imageAbydos Collection: Group Abydos Antonio Beato English born Italy

Group Abydos Antonio Beato English born Italy
Group at Abydos; Antonio Beato (English, born Italy, about 1835 - 1906); about 1885; Albumen silver print

Background imageAbydos Collection: Egyptian views Abydos 1st 2nd hypostyle halls

Egyptian views Abydos 1st 2nd hypostyle halls
Egyptian views Abydos. The 1st and 2nd hypostyle halls, Temple of Sethor I 1900, Egypt, Abydos (Extinct city)

Background imageAbydos Collection: Egyptian views Abydos First hypostyle hall Temple

Egyptian views Abydos First hypostyle hall Temple
Egyptian views Abydos. First hypostyle hall, Temple of Sethos I 1900, Egypt, Abydos (Extinct city)

Background imageAbydos Collection: Egyptian views Abydos Temple Ramses II 1900 Egypt

Egyptian views Abydos Temple Ramses II 1900 Egypt
Egyptian views; Abydos. Temple of Ramses II 1900, Egypt, Abydos (Extinct city)

Background imageAbydos Collection: Abydos Exterior Temple Exterieur du Antonio Beato

Abydos Exterior Temple Exterieur du Antonio Beato
Abydos, Exterior of the Temple, Abydos, Exterieur du Temple; Antonio Beato (English, born Italy, about 1835 - 1906); 1880 - 1889; Albumen silver print

Background imageAbydos Collection: Abydos Divine Barge La Barque Divine Antonio Beato

Abydos Divine Barge La Barque Divine Antonio Beato
Abydos, The Divine Barge, Abydos, La Barque Divine; Antonio Beato (English, born Italy, about 1835 - 1906); 1880 - 1889; Albumen silver print

Background imageAbydos Collection: Abydos Small Temple Theodule Deveria French

Abydos Small Temple Theodule Deveria French
Abydos, Small Temple; Theodule Deveria (French, 1831 - 1871); France; 1859; Albumen silver print

Background imageAbydos Collection: Abydos Censing Seti Encensement de Seti Antonio Beato

Abydos Censing Seti Encensement de Seti Antonio Beato
Abydos, Censing of Seti, Abydos, Encensement de Seti; Antonio Beato (English, born Italy, about 1835 - 1906); 1880 - 1889; Albumen silver print

Background imageAbydos Collection: Abydos Adoration Amun Ammon Antonio Beato English

Abydos Adoration Amun Ammon Antonio Beato English
Abydos, Adoration of Amun, Abydos, Adoration a Ammon; Antonio Beato (English, born Italy, about 1835 - 1906); 1880 - 1889; Albumen silver print

Background imageAbydos Collection: Relief Purification Seti I Abydos Antonio Beato

Relief Purification Seti I Abydos Antonio Beato
Relief of the Purification of Seti I, Abydos; Antonio Beato (English, born Italy, about 1835 - 1906); 1880 - 1889; Albumen silver print

Background imageAbydos Collection: Interior Of Mortuary Temple Of Seti I

Interior Of Mortuary Temple Of Seti I

Background imageAbydos Collection: Egypt, Abydos, Temple of pharaoh Seti I, Osiris chapel, painted relief depicting offering bearer

Egypt, Abydos, Temple of pharaoh Seti I, Osiris chapel, painted relief depicting offering bearer
Egypt - Abydos. Temple of pharaoh Seti I, New Kingdom, Dynasty XIX, Osiris chapel. Detail: painted relief depicting offering bearer

Background imageAbydos Collection: Columns of the great temple of Sethos I, Abydos, Egypt, 1905. Artist: Underwood & Underwood

Columns of the great temple of Sethos I, Abydos, Egypt, 1905. Artist: Underwood & Underwood
Columns of the great temple of Sethos I, Abydos, Egypt, 1905. This temple within which we are standing was built in the fourteenth century BC and contained shrines to Osiris

Background imageAbydos Collection: Sethos I and his son Ramses II worshiping their ancestors, Abydos, Egypt, c1900

Sethos I and his son Ramses II worshiping their ancestors, Abydos, Egypt, c1900. Artist: Underwood & Underwood
Sethos I and his son Ramses II worshiping their ancestors, Abydos, Egypt, 1905. That little column of hieroglyphics before Ramses, just under his hands

Background imageAbydos Collection: The temple of Sethos I, Abydos, Egypt 1905. Artist: Underwood & Underwood

The temple of Sethos I, Abydos, Egypt 1905. Artist: Underwood & Underwood
The temple of Sethos I, Abydos, Egypt 1905. Sethos never lived to see his temple finished; but, on that wall facing us, behind the pillars, is a long inscription of his son, Ramses II

Background imageAbydos Collection: Chapel, Thutmose III, Egypt

Chapel, Thutmose III, Egypt. Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty, Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Background imageAbydos Collection: Egyptian hieroglyphs, Abydos, Egypt, 1910. Artist: Walter Tyndale

Egyptian hieroglyphs, Abydos, Egypt, 1910. Artist: Walter Tyndale
Egyptian hieroglyphs, Abydos, Egypt, 1910. Published in Egypt, by Walter Tyndale




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Abydos, located in Egypt's North Africa, is a treasure trove of ancient wonders. The Temple of Seti I stands proudly amidst the vast desert landscape, showcasing its intricate bas-reliefs and captivating Egyptian art. One cannot help but be mesmerized by the Bas-relief of the Goddess Sekhmet at the Temple of Seti I. Her fierce yet elegant form immortalized in stone leaves visitors in awe of her power and beauty. Pharaoh Seti I himself is depicted in another remarkable bas-relief within this temple. His regal presence commands attention as he gazes upon his kingdom with authority and grace. The interior of the Temple of Seti I transports you to a different time altogether. Its grandeur and architectural brilliance are unparalleled, offering a glimpse into ancient Egyptian civilization's sophistication. As we explore further, we encounter more fascinating scenes carved into stone walls. Pharaoh Seti I appears once again alongside the enchanting Goddess Hathor, their divine connection evident through their shared depiction on these bas-reliefs. Moving beyond just reliefs, it also houses intriguing artifacts such as funerary steles like that of Hefrer - an insight into how Egyptians honored their deceased loved ones. Even animals were not exempt from reverence; a mummified cat serves as a reminder that every life held significance for ancient Egyptians. Stepping back outside to admire the Temple itself reveals its enduring allure throughout history. From Victorian times to present day, it continues to captivate all who visit with its timeless charm and mystique. Seti I's temple has stood strong since its construction during the 13th century BC - an astonishing testament to human ingenuity and devotion that has survived millennia. In Abydos lies an extraordinary journey through time – where gods come alive on stone walls while pharaohs rule eternally over their kingdoms, and is here that Egypt's rich heritage unfolds before our eyes, leaving us in awe of the ancient world's grandeur.