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Abydos

(əbī`dəs), ancient city of Egypt, c.50 mi (80 km) NW of ThebesThebes
, city of ancient Egypt. Luxor and Karnak now occupy parts of its site. The city developed at a very early date from a number of small villages, particularly one around modern Luxor (then called Epet), but remained relatively obscure until the rise of the Theban family
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, near modern El Balyana. Associated in religion with OsirisOsiris
, in Egyptian religion, legendary ruler of predynastic Egypt and god of the underworld. He was the son of the sky goddess Nut and the earth god Geb. The great benefactor of mankind, Osiris brought to the people knowledge of agriculture and civilization.
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, Abydos became the most venerated place in Egypt. It was the favorite burial place for the kings of the earliest dynasties, and later kings such as Seti ISeti I
, d. 1290 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XIX dynasty; son and successor of Ramses I. He succeeded to the throne c.1302 B.C. Invading Palestine and Syria, Seti I reduced them again to tributary status, and defeated the Libyans.
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 and Ramses IIRamses II
, Rameses II,
or Ramesses II
, d. 1225 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XIX dynasty. The son of Seti I, Ramses was not the heir to the throne but usurped it from his brother. He reigned for 67 years (1292–1225 B.C.).
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 continued to build temples and sanctuaries there. Remains date from the I to the XXVI dynasty (3100–500 B.C.), and include large mud-brick-walled sanctuaries that predate the pyramids. A famous list of kings, found on the wall of the temple built by Seti I, has been valuable in determining the order of succession among the Egyptian kings from Menes to Seti.

Abydos,

ancient town of Phrygia, Asia Minor, on the Asian side of the Hellespont opposite Sestos, in present-day Turkey. It was originally a Milesian colony. Near there Xerxes built his bridge of boats in 480 B.C., and in 411 the Athenian fleet defeated the Spartans. A free city until it was taken by Philip V of Macedon in 200 B.C., it became a major city of Antiochus III. It was the scene of the story of Hero and Leander.

Abydos

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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Describing The Bride of Abydos, Byron says he wrote with "my head full of orientahi/es (I can't call them isms), and wrote on rapidly.
The sarcophagus chamber, of red quartzite quarried and transported to Abydos from Gebel Ahmar (near modern Cairo), could be dated to the late Middle Kingdom, but its owner remained unidentified.
Josef Wegner, Egyptian Section Associate Curator of the Penn Museum, discovered a huge 60-ton royal sarcophagus chamber at South Abydos.
The first chapter ostensibly describes the "discovery" of Abydos, but, although it speaks briefly of the work of Auguste Mariette and Flinders Petrie, much of it is taken up with an overview of the ancient history of the site.
In a selection rather than comprehensive chronology, he discusses nameless lives at Tarkhan and Saqqara, the tombs of Qar and Idu, Osiris Lord of Abydos, strangers and brothers in the Middle Kingdom of Middle Egypt, Rekhmire and the tomb of the well-known soldier, and Samut and the Ramesside private tomb.
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Children Of The Gods follows directly from the 1994 film with Colonel Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) leading an expedition through the Stargate to investigate the people of Abydos, whose number includes Dr Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks).
Middens and mounds dominated by Anadara granosa began to be formed on the Abydos Coastal Plain sometime between 4400 and 5300 calibrated years before present, and while mounds appear to have ceased forming some 1800-1600 years ago, middens continued to form until the early twentieth century or later.
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The Egyptian material derived from the Predynastic to Early Dynastic site of Abydos (n = 7; 3500-2800 BC), a Middle Kingdom tomb in Thebes West (n = 42; 2050-1650 BC), and various tomb complexes in Thebes West, which were built and used between the Middle and New Kingdom until the Late Period (n = 42; c.
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