Abydos, Egyp

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Abydos
أبيدوس
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Kintra  Egyp
Govrenorate Sohag Governorate
Markaz El-Balyana
Time zone EST (UTC+2)

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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