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Al Hisanat in the region of Qinā is located in Egypt - some 279 mi (or 449 km) South of Cairo, the country's capital.

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Current time in Al Hisanat is now 09:55 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Cairo" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Suhaj, Qina, Naqnaq, Nag Hammâdi, Naj' al 'Assarah or Naj' Turki. While being here, make sure to check out Qusayr Bakhanis, Naj' ar Ramli, Naj' al Tud, Naj' al Maharzah, Kawm Ya'qub and As Salimat as well. We discovered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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03:16 min ( September 11, 2011 by elegypt)
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Eldorado Travel Egypt is a travel agency that specializes in providing travel arrangement services, guest accommodation and transportation, organization and implementation of special purpose visits to...

Train Sunrise

05:25 min ( September 29, 2008 by Kresimir Zimonic)
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Sunrise by train. cairo-luxor. music rick wakeman

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Interesting facts about this location

Nag Hammadi

Nag Hammadi, is a city in Upper Egypt. Nag Hammadi was known as Chenoboskion in classical antiquity, meaning "geese grazing grounds". It is located on the west bank of the Nile in the Qena Governorate, about 80 kilometres north-west of Luxor. It has a population of about 30,000, who are mostly farmers. Sugar and aluminium are produced in Nag Hammadi. The town of Nag Hammadi was established by Mahmoud Pasha Hammadi, who was a member of the Hammadi family in Sohag, Egypt.

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Located at 26.1, 32.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Qena Governorate


The Osirion or Osireon is located at Abydos at the rear of the temple of Seti I. It is an integral part of Seti I's funeral complex and is built to resemble an 18th Dynasty Valley of the Kings tomb. It was discovered by archaeologists Flinders Petrie and Margaret Murray who were excavating the site in 1902-3. The Osirion was originally built at a considerably lower level than the foundations of the temple of Seti, who ruled from 1294 - 1279 BC.

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Located at 26.1, 32.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
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Shunet ez Zebib

Shunet ez Zebib is a large mudbrick structure located in Abydos, Egypt, at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:26|11|22|N|31|54|28|E| | |name= }} and dates from the 27th century BC. It was built by King Khasekhemwy, and is similar to the smaller structure Khasekhemwy built at Nekhen. At this site there may also be evidence for two chapels, benches, incense and beer jars. Surrounding the structure are the foundations and remains of other similar structures built by earlier rulers.

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Located at 26.1, 32.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:27th-century BC architecture, Abydos Sites

Umm el-Qa'ab

Umm el-Qa`āb is the necropolis of the Early Dynastic kings at Abydos, in Egypt. Its modern name means 'Mother of Pots', as the whole area is littered with the broken pot shards of offerings made in earlier times. The cultic ancient name of the area was (w-)pkr or (r3-)pkr 'District of the poker-tree (unidentified species' or 'Opening of the poker-tree', belonging to t3-dsr 'the secluded/cleared land'or crk-hh 'Binding of Eternity'(Coptic Alkhah.

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Located at 26.1, 32.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Abydos Sites, Cemeteries in Egypt, Tombs of ancient Egypt

Abydos, Egypt

Abydos /əˈbaɪdɒs/ is one of the oldest cities of ancient Egypt, and also of the eighth nome in Upper Egypt, of which it was the capital city. It is located about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of the Nile at latitude 26° 10' N, near the modern Egyptian towns of el-'Araba el Madfuna and al-Balyana. The city was called Abdju in the ancient Egyptian language meaning "the hill of the symbol or reliquary", a reference to a reliquary in which the sacred head of Osiris was preserved.

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Located at 26.1, 32.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Abydos Sites, Cities in Ancient Egypt, Former populated places in Egypt, Populated places in Sohag Governorate