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Oddity of the Osireion - Flower of Life

The Osireion is an important archaeological building in Egypt, because it is a symbolic tomb of "God Osiris" the god of the underworld.

Oddity of the Osireion - Flower of Life

Its design is similar to the design of the tombs of the kings of the modern kingdom in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

Where is the Osireion?

  • The Osireion is located behind the temple of King Seti I, Abydos.

It is a unique monument built of huge red granite stone, built 18 km below the ground

The Osireion temple is built in an engineering way, so that there is always water in it due to the low level of the earth's surface.

What is the Flower of Life?

Oddity of the Osireion - Flower of Life

The flower of life is one of the symbols that has been repeated in many ancient civilizations, including the ancient Egyptian civilization.

The flower of life is circles overlapping with each other within a great circle that contains all circles, this overlap, communication and containment are the ancient Egyptian concept of the universe, which means that all the creatures of the universe are connected to each other.

Where is the Flower of Life in Egypt?

  • The oldest form of the flower of life on earth is the flower of life, which is found in the Osireion (Temple of Osiris) in Abydos.
  • The painting of the flower of Life is found in the Rama temple in India, in Israel it can be found in ancient synagogues in the Galilee and Mesada, in China it was found in the Forbidden City, and some other areas around the world

It was discovered in 1903, archaeologists believe that the temple was built before the Temple of king Seti I, which is located on the eastern side of the temple.

Oddity of the Osireion 

Oddity of the Osireion - Flower of Life

One of the oddities of the Osireion temple is the high and low level of the groundwater in it, according to the water level of the Nile, which made it like nilometer in the depths of the desert.

Book of The dead

The most important part of the Osireion is a corridor in the temple with a length of about 60 meters, and a width of about 2 meters, a wall decorated with fragments of the texts of the Book of the Dead which is one of the most important books in the ancient Egyptian faith, and the inscriptions on the wall have preserved its beauty and colors until now.

The most expensive temple ticket in the world

The most expensive ticket to an archaeological place in the world is the Osireion ticket, which costs about 20 thousand pounds and is obtained only with the approval of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and no more than 49 visitors are allowed to enter it at the same time, to preserve the place, despite the very high cost of visiting The  Osireion, visitors are not allowed to be there for more than 2 hours.

  • The place was developed and restored in 2008, but stopped in 2011 due to poor funding, until it resumed work again in October 2016, with a cost about 42 million pounds.


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