"Abydos" Abydos by janhaarlem

Abydos Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 27 photos

A must see

For the ancient Egyptians, Abydos was what Mecca is for nowadays Muslims. One had to get there at least once in his/her lifetime.

Osiris

According to the legend, this is where the head of Osiris was placed.

The temple

A splendid temple, beautifully preserved. This place allows one to "travel into time" and feel the ancient gods.
Remember the prophecy of Thoth±
`0 Egypt, Egypt, of thy religion nothing will remain but an empty tale, which thine own children in time to come will not believe; nothing will be left but graven words, and only the stones will tell of thy piety.`

This is very true, as far as I am concerned...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The temple is almost intact. Very beautiful. See the `helicopter`
  • Cons:Only about 2 hours to visit when traveling with the convoy.
  • Last visit to Abydos: Oct 2008
  • Intro Updated Nov 5, 2008
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  • Andrew_W_K's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2009 at 12:27 AM

    Nice page on Abydos and interesting tip. I am going there soon so will use your info.

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