Abydos is one of the most ancient cities of Upper Egypt. It is located 11 km west of the Nile near the town of al-Balyana. It was the capital of the 8th nome of Upper Egypt. The Egyptian name of both the Nome and its capital city was Abdju. The Greeks named it Abydos.

Considered one of the most important archaeological sites of ancient Egypt, the sacred city of Abydos was the site of many ancient temples, including a royal necropolis where early pharaohs were entombed. Abydos is also notable for the Great Temple of Abydos, of Seti I, which contains a tunnel displaying the "Abydos King List": a chronological list showing cartouche names of most dynastic pharaoh of Egypt from the first, Narmer/Menes, until the pharaohs of the last dynasty.

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Abydos in Digital Egypt

Abydos in Global Egyptian Museum

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