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.

Facts & Stats on Abydos

Go Historic ID
318767
Names
أبيدوس
Αβυδο&sigmaf
Abydos
Great Temple of Abydos
Temple of Seti I
Location
Dates
c. 1300 BCE

Visitor & Contact Information

Address
Near al-Balyana, Nile Valley, north of Dendera in Upper Egypt
Egypt

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Abydos - Egypt