- an ancient ruined city in central Egypt, near Thebes: temples and necropolis.
- an ancient town in NW Asia Minor, at the narrowest part of the Hellespont.
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Examples from the Web for abydos
One was Emile Amélineau, who headed up excavations at Abydos at the turn of the century.The Nile: Where Ancient and Modern Meet
June 21, 2014
We called it Baliana, and we pronounced Abydos according to our education.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
The Athenians on their side put out to meet him, and engaged him off Abydos.Hellenica
The way was long, but by the beginning of September Nehemiah arrived in Abydos.Dreamers of the Ghetto
In fact this was the case in the worship of Isis at Abydos and elsewhere.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism
Now from Abydos to the opposite shore is a distance of seven furlongs.The History Of Herodotus
- an ancient town in central Egypt: site of many temples and tombs
- an ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles (Hellespont): scene of the legend of Hero and Leander
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