el-Yezid, Mohammed Abu

“The Slaughter Court in Sety I Temple, Abydos” Mohammed Abu el-Yezid (EEG Meeting Talk)

On Sunday Mohammed Abu el-Yezid, from the Ministry of Antiquties in Egypt, came to the Essex Egyptology Group to talk to us about the Slaughter Court in Seti I’s temple at Abydos. He is the Egyptologist and site manager for the province of Sohag (which includes Abydos) and he researched the Slaughter Court for his MA from Ain Shams University where he is currently studying for his PhD. An important part of the rituals in an Egyptian temple was the feeding of the god(s) the temple was dedicated to – with meat, as well as other foodstuffs. A temple was a place of purity, common people weren’t allowed in at all and only the High Priest or the King were permitted in the innermost sanctuary where the statue of the god lived. The priest had to purify himself before entering, performing the appropriate rituals around opening the doors and so… Read More »“The Slaughter Court in Sety I Temple, Abydos” Mohammed Abu el-Yezid (EEG Meeting Talk)