For the Egyptians, Abydos was one of the holiest sites in the world. It was the cult center of the god Osiris and the gateway to the underworld, and therefore a popular place of pilgrimage and burial. The temple complex at Abydos dates from the XIX Dynasty of the New Kingdom, around 1300 BCE.
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- أبيدوسΑβυδο&sigmafGreat Temple of AbydosTemple of Seti I
- 26.184778° N, 31.919070° E (map)
- Near al-Balyana, Nile Valley, north of Dendera in Upper Egypt