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Revision as of 16:43, 14 August 2005

Abydos is the name commonly given to a significant archaeological locality in Middle Egypt, a collection of temples, sites and ancient cemeteries located close to the town of al-Balyana in the Egyptian province of , some km north of Luxor.

Understand

Get in

By train

Most travellers arrive at Abydos by train north from Luxor, alighting at the station for the town of al-Balyana. The fare is approximately LE 52, first class. FRom the station, either the tourist police or a police-escorted taxi will take you to the site of the Ramesside temples. Depeding on lccal conditions and police levels of business, you should be able to get at least a couple of hours visiting the site.

By road

You can go by taxi in the police-escorted convoy to Abydos in one day, often including Dendera as a stop-off point. Negotiated prices should be in the range of LE 200-300 for the hire of the taxi, with maybe 2-3 passengers. This manner of visiting, however, normally results invery restricted time at the sites and visiting the temples (usually less than an hour).

See

  • the Temple of Seti I - magnificent temple reliefs and the King List

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