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Temple Abydos, Sohag

#24 of 60 in Historic Sites in Nile River Valley
Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
Once a pivotal religious center and reportedly a gateway to the underworld, Temple Abydos is home to one of the best-preserved ancient Egyptian temples notable for its colorful reliefs and mysterious hieroglyphs. As the cult center of the god of the underworld, the center was a popular pilgrimage destination in Pharaonic times. In more recent history, this large archeological site attracted devotees of Dorothy Eady, a New Age practitioner who claimed to be a reincarnation of a temple priestess. The site features a royal necropolis, memorial temples, and several "forts,"--unusual tomb structures. By using our Sohag trip builder site, you can arrange your visit to Temple Abydos and other attractions in Sohag.
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  • Abydos is a very beautiful site, ancient, currently there are very few visitors. Actually, we were the only ones. Thus it was a unique experience. Don't hesitate to go there.  more »
  • Visited this during the day and viewed it from outside floodlit at night as we stayed in the nearby House of Life Hotel. Some of the wall carvings have been recently cleaned and are full colour...  more »

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