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Explore Abidus in Egypt

Abidus in the region of Al Wādī al Jadīd is a place in Egypt - some 271 mi or ( 436 km ) South of Cairo , the country's capital city .

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Time in Abidus is now 05:45 PM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Cairo " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Suhaj, Qina, Nuju' Bardis, Naj' at Tawadir, and Naj' as Sarawirah. Since you are here already, consider visiting Suhaj . We saw some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Abidus ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Luxor, City of Gold

1:07 min by innerchild07
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Luxor, City of Gold ..

Travelsfriends-Abydos

6:50 min by Travelsfriends
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Vidéo sur le temple de Séthi Ier à Abydos en égypte. Ce temple présente 2 belles salles hypostyles mais ce qui en fait sa richesse, ce sont ces magnifiques chapelles décorées. On voit Séthi Ier faire ..


Abydos

2:36 min by Thomas Boggatz
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Secrets of the pharaonic temple in Abydos ..

TEMPLE OF ABYDOS - PART 1 OF 2 - DESCRIPTION OF THE TEMPLE

12:58 min by Maurice Haddad
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DESCRTIPRION OF THE TEMPLE BY VIDEO AND SOUND IN 2 PARTS. THE 1 st PART INCLUDES: 1- THE PORTICO , 2-THE 2 HYPOSTYLE HALLS, 3-THE CHAPELS, 4-THE KINGS LIST, 5- THE HALL OF THE SACRED BARQUES. THE SECO ..


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Interesting facts about this location

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 26.18 31.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Abydos Sites, Cities in Ancient Egypt, Former populated places in Egypt, Populated places in Sohag Governorate

Osireion

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 26.18 31.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: 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 26.18 31.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Abydos Sites, Cemeteries in Egypt, Tombs of ancient Egypt

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 26.19 31.91 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: 27th-century BC architecture, Abydos Sites

El-Balyana

El-Balyana is a small town in the Sohag Governorate of Upper Egypt. Located on the west bank of the Nile, it is situated near the ancient Egyptian city of Abydos.

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Located at 26.23 32.00 (Lat./Long.); Less than 9 km away
Tags: Populated places in Sohag Governorate