Pilgrimage to osiris
A few hours by car from Luxor there are two beautiful temples, still having original painting colours and still not affected by mass tourism. After a three hours drive from Luxor, you will reach the Abydos temple which is dedicated to God Osiris . This should be the tomb of God Osiris, where his head is buried. The road crosses the rural parts of Egypt, places normally not seen by the tourists staying into five stars resort on Red Sea or near the temples in luxor before continuing, on the way back to Luxor, to Denderah temple.
which was dedicated to Hathor (Aphrodite of ancient egypt . the temple is boxy in shape and surrounded by a portico with thick columns and walls about half as tall as the roof. There are many reliefs of figures and rituals on the exterior of the temple, including pharaohs, Egyptian deities, and Roman emperorsAmong the many other structures here are the remains of a 5th-century Christian basilica, an excellent example of early Coptic church architecture. back to the hotel
early pick up from your hotel to drive for 3 hours to reach abydos with the beautiful columns and paintings which is dedicated to God Osiris . This should be the tomb of God Osiris, where his head is buried on the way back to Luxor, to Denderah temple.
Inside, the most fascinating sight is the roof chapel dedicated to Osiris, which contains a sundial and circular zodiac. The zodiac, a replica of the original that is now in the Louvre, consists of two superimposed constellations. One is centered on the geographical north pole, the other on the true north pole. An axis passes through Pisces, confirming what we know from archaeological evidence: it was built in the age of Pisces, just over 2, 000 years ago.
Interestingly, two hieroglyphs on the edge of the zodiac seem to indicate that another axis passed through the beginning of the age of Taurus (about 4, 000 BC; a thousand years before dynastic Egypt). This may be a clue to the great age of the first temple that stood here
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We pick you up at any Luxor hotels, cruise ships, flats ...etc
End location: We will drop you off at any Luxor hotels, cruise ships, flats ..etc
Duration: 9 hours
Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
Estimated Local Cash Needed
65 egyptian pounds - tickets for the temples
Vehicles are new branded air-conditioned with a professional drivers, but they do not speak English and they cannot act as tour guides for the Egyptian monumental sights.
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