National Geographic : 1913 Sep
Photo from Rev. James Baikie SETY I ADORES THE GODS AND HAS HIS NAME WRITTEN BY THOTH ON THE TREE OF LIFE: TEMPLE OFSETY, ABYDOS Every great Egyptian desired to be buried at Abydos, which, as containing the tomb of the god Osiris, was particularly sacred soil. Here Sety I erected a great temple as his last resting place, but did not live to complete it, this duty being performed byhissori, Rameses II.The walls of this temple are covered with mythological reliefs, which are celebrated for their delicacy and beauty. They show each stage intheprog ress of the soul in the afterlife and form a~mine of information about Osiris and his associate gods, whom theEgyptians called the"great ones of Abydos."