Abydos in the New Kingdom (about 1550-1069 BC)
In the New Kingdom Abydos was still an important centre. Some kings, such as Ahmose, Sety I and Ramesses II built important temples dedicated to the cult of the king at Abydos. The cemetery of Abydos is still one of the most important in the country, although very much looted and destroyed. During the reign of Ramesses II of the 19th Dynasty an important family of high priests of Osiris held, office the most important of which was Wennefer.
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