The Abydos Jewels are quest items in Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy.

History Edit

There are a total of six jewels belonging to the Abydos Museum. An unveiling ceremony presented by the Mayor of Abydos is thwarted when it is discovered that they have all been stolen. It later turns out that the Mayor's Advisors are working for Set and have taken the Jewels to the Castle of Uruk. Tutankhamen must retrieve them and send them to Sphinx via Bas-Ket. When Sphinx delivers the jewels to the Jewel Inspector, he receives a Gold Ankh Piece for each - except the Jewel of Siptah, for which he receives a parasol.

In the Castle of Uruk, most of the jewels are protected by traps that, when activated, transform Tutankhamen into the Fire Mummy. The only exception is the Jewel of Shu.

Jewel of EdfuEdit

Jewel edfu

The Jewel of Edfu

"Legend tells us this jewel was encased in a stone that fell from the skies, many years ago. While there is little to support this, the crater in which it was discovered does form the same shape as the jewel itself."
Abydos Museum

The Jewel of Edfu is the third jewel recovered.

Connection with Ancient EgyptEdit

Edfu is the site of a temple of Horus, famous for being the best-preserved temple of ancient Egypt.

Jewel of MemphisEdit

Jewel memphis

The Jewel of Memphis

"So many people claim to be the rightful owner to this jewel that a Djadjat tribunal was held in Thebes, for which there was a record number of three hundred and twelve defendants. So confused was the Great Kenbet, who presided over the case, he eventually entrusted it to Abydos Museum, for which his cousin, the Mayor, is grateful."
Abydos Museum

The Jewel of Memphis is the second jewel recovered.

Connection with Ancient EgyptEdit

Memphis was the capital city of Egypt during the Old Kingdom.

Jewel of ShuEdit

Jewel shu

The Jewel of Shu

"This jewel was kindly donated by Lady Nut, renowned for holding the most extravagant wedding ceremony. The number of guests in attendance exceeded the population of the town in which it was held."
Abydos Museum

The Jewel of Shu is the first jewel recovered. It is the only one not protected by a fire trap.

Connection with Ancient EgyptEdit

Nut was the ancient Egyptian goddess of the sky. Shu was the god of the wind, ordered to keep Nut separate from her husband Geb.

Jewel of SiptahEdit

Jewel siptah

The Jewel of Siptah

"Ownership of this jewel is said to enchant those who carry it with unfailing honesty. The legendary bandit Siptah donated this jewel to the museum, before turning himself in to the authorities, confessing to over two hundred criminal acts..."
Abydos Museum

The Jewel of Siptah is the fourth jewel recovered. It is the only one for which Sphinx is given a parasol by the Jewel Inspector, not a Gold Ankh Piece. The jewel's name is never said by the Jewel Inspector; fans have named it after the bandit mentioned in the description.

Connection with Ancient EgyptEdit

The real Siptah was the penultimate pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of ancient Egypt, possibly the half brother of Seti II.

Jewel of UraeusEdit

Jewel uraeus

The Jewel of Uraeus

"When quarrying began many centuries ago, this jewel was discovered deep within the bowels of the deserts. Convinced of greater wealth deeper down, the king who ordered the excavation caused the deaths of thousands of slaves. Only after these innocent lives were lost did he concede that no more treasure would emerge from the depths."
Abydos Museum

The Jewel of Uraeus is the fifth jewel recovered.

Connection with Ancient EgyptEdit

The Uraeus, a stylised, rearing cobra, was a symbol of pharaonic power in ancient Egypt. It was a symbol for the goddess Wadjet, and became associated with Ra. The Uraeus is depicted on the Jewel of Weni, while the Jewel of Uraeus is a scarab beetle.

The jewel's description references slavery in ancient Egypt.

Jewel of WeniEdit

Jewel weni

The Jewel of Weni

"This enchanted, cobra-headed jewel was discovered on a battlefield protruding from the chest of a fallen king. Used to deliver the fatal blow in a war that left no survivors, nothing remains of the tribe who forged it."
Abydos Museum

The Jewel of Weni is the sixth and final jewel recovered.

Connection with Ancient EgyptEdit

Weni the Elder was a ancient Egyptian court official who served as a general under Pharaoh Pepi I Meryre and as governor of Upper Egypt under Merenre Nemtyemsaf I. He was considered by both his contemporaries and many Egyptologists to have been a brilliant tactician.

The cobra on this jewel may be the Uraeus, a symbol of pharaonic power after which the Jewel of Uraeus is named.


  • It is not known why Set had the jewels stolen, as most of them are simply jewelry with no known special powers, apart from the Jewel of Siptah.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.