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Abydos

Abydos is one of the most ancient cities of Upper Egypt, located in Abydos city about 420 km to the south of Cairo, and About 50 kilometers further on, at El-Balyana, one turns right crossing the cultivated swath which is about ten kilometers wide here, to arrive at the site of Abydos in the vicinity of the village of Arabat El-Madfunah, literally "Arabat the buried ". The site can also be reached from Luxor that is about 150 km away.

Abydos was the Greek name for th...

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Abydos is one of the most ancient cities of Upper Egypt, located in Abydos city about 420 km to the south of Cairo, and About 50 kilometers further on, at El-Balyana, one turns right crossing the cultivated swath which is about ten kilometers wide here, to arrive at the site of Abydos in the vicinity of the village of Arabat El-Madfunah, literally "Arabat the buried ". The site can also be reached from Luxor that is about 150 km away.

Abydos was the Greek name for the ancient city of this or Thinis, cradle of the oldest dynasties and Holy City dedicated to the cult of Osiris. The city was built in the era in which RamsesII was co-ruler with Seti I. It was built on the honor of the God Osiris. The Great Temple of Abydos, Seti I, which contains a tunnel displaying the "Abydos King List": a chronological list showing cartouche names of most dynastic pharaoh of Egypt from the first, Narmer/Menes, until the pharaohs of the last dynasty.

The myth of Osiris, which also centred around the sanctuary of Busiris (the original term Pa-Uzir means " the dwelling of Osiris "), found its perfect realization in Abydos, both in the construction of important monuments and as a pilgrimage site which the Egyptians had to visit at least once in their lives .In the sanctuary of Osiris the most important relic, the head of Osiris, was kept. Only a few ruins remain today of the ancient city, where all religious Egyptians hoped to have a mortuary chapel or, at least, a commemorative stela.
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