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Abu Ghurab Archaeological Site

Abu Ghurab Archaeological Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Abu Ghurab Archaeological Site

Abu Ghurab Archaeological Site

Abu Ghurab or Abu Gorab (also Abu Gurob and Abu Jirab) Archaeological Site is an ancient temple dedicated to the Egyptian Sun god Ra. Abu Ghurab is situated not far from the ancient capital of Memphis. Complex of Abu Ghurab Archaeological Site was constructed in 2450- 2430 BC during reign of pharaoh of Nyuserre Ini. Despite its similarity with other religious complexes Abu Ghurab was never used as a burial chamber.

 

The temple consisted of two parts - dolny and forges. The first of them is currently flooded and little accessible for archaeological research. The hallmark of the temple was an obelisk and nine reservoirs of unknown purpose (possibly used to collect sacrificial blood). On the walls of the temple are depicted the cheb-sed of Niuserra and the creation of the world by the god Ra. On the south side of Abu Gorab, scientists discovered a sun boat.

 

 

 

Abu Ghurab Archaeological Site

 

 

 

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