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Abydos

[ uh-bahy-duhs ]

noun

  1. an ancient ruined city in central Egypt, near Thebes: temples and necropolis.
  2. an ancient town in NW Asia Minor, at the narrowest part of the Hellespont.


Abydos

/ əˈbaɪdəs /

noun

  1. an ancient town in central Egypt: site of many temples and tombs
  2. an ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles (Hellespont): scene of the legend of Hero and Leander


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One was Emile Amélineau, who headed up excavations at Abydos at the turn of the century.

His worship was universal throughout Egypt, but his chief temples were at Abydos and Philae.

On becoming master of Abydos, Philip found all the property of the citizens collected by themselves ready to his hand.

It is said, that those with scroll border, are from the ancient city of Abydos.

To reach Abydos, the route was north, through the province of Mysia.

I saw the priest of Abydos night and day persecuting the maiden, who had taken refuge in a temple of Isis on the island of Philae.

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