Abydos, Egyp

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Abydos is locatit in Egypt
Location in Egyp
Coordinates: 26°11′6″N 31°55′8″E / 26.18500°N 31.91889°E / 26.18500; 31.91889
Kintra Egyp
GovrenorateSohag Governorate
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)

Abydos /əˈbdɒs/ is ane o the auldest ceeties o auncient Egyp, an o the aicht nome in Upper Egyp an aw, o which it wis the caipital ceety. It is locatit aboot 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) wast o the Nile at latitude 26° 10' N, near the modren Egyptian touns o el-'Araba el Madfuna an al-Balyana. The ceety wis cried Abdju in the auncient Egyptian leid (3bdw or AbDw as technically transcribed frae hieroglyphs) meanin "the hill o the seembol or reliquary", a reference tae a reliquar in which the saucrit heid o Osiris wis preservit.

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