The heiroglyph means "stability." It has been a symbol of Abydos since prehistoric times. It was perhaps a tree, a pole with ears of corn, or the backbone of Osiris.
A columned hall that symbolized a primeval papyrus swamp.
This was for a cult of a dead king. From the early New Kingdom on, mortuary temples were separate from the tomb.
A pillar and king statue, usually in rows around a temple forecourt.
A temple court with a roofed colonnade on all four sides.
This was the monumental gateway to a temple. The pair of sloping masonry was like the akhet or "horizon" heiroglyph.
A stone or wood slab with inscriptions, reliefs, or paintings.
Grimal, Nicolas. (1992, 1994). A History of Ancient Egypt. New York: Barnes and Noble.
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