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Revelation of the Mysteries of Osiris, Lord of Abydos: the secret rituals of reviving a murdered god
Revelation of the Mysteries of Osiris, Lord of Abydos: the secret rituals of reviving a murdered god
WhenTuesday, Mar. 26, 2019, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Campus locationSmith Hall (SMI)
Campus roomSmith 211
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsA Lecture by the American Research Center in Egypt – Northwest Chapter
Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington
Description

The ancient mysteries celebrated to revive the god Osiris during festivals held at his tomb in Abydos were a secret kept by the priests of Ancient Egypt for almost 2000 years. And yet a wish to participate in these mysteries in life or after death appears among Ancient Egyptian texts so frequently that it must be one of the most talked about secrets ever. Although we have been aware of how parts of the festivals at Abydos worked for almost a century, the most secret mysteries have so far been unknown to scholars:  How did the Egyptians perform the rituals to revive the murdered god?

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