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Temple Abydos, Sohag

4.7
#24 of 59 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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  • 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 »
  • Definitely see the Temple of Seti II, but if you take the time to poke around you'll see there's lots going on in Abydos, including active digs and a mind-blowing archive digitalzation and...  more »
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