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  1. Abydos or Abydus, an ancient city of Troad, in Asia Minor, situated at Nara Burnu or Nagara Point on the best harbor on the Asiatic shore of the Hellespont. Across Abydos lies Sestus on the European side, marking one of the narrowest points of the Dardanelles, slightly more than a nautical mile broad. The strategic site has been a prohibited zone in the 20th century. Hero and Leander's story took place near Abydos.
  2. Abydos: In the science fiction series Stargate SG-1, the Abydonians are a human civilization living on the planet Abydos, a fiction world on which the film Stargate is set. Between the events of the film and television series Stargate SG-1, it was believed to be the only other planet the Stargate could dial to as the planet was closest to Earth in the Stargate network. According to the film, Abydos was located in the Kaliem galaxy, "on the far side of the known universe", but in the series it is the closest Stargate to Earth in the Milky Way Galaxy.


  1. Abydos is a musical group.
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    • album: "Abydos: The Little Boy's Heavy Mental Shadow Opera About the Inhabitants of His Diary"
  2. Abydos is a German progressive rock musical project, formed by the progressive metal band Vanden Plas' lead singer Andy Kuntz. The origin of the name is in the ancient Egyptian city Abydos; where the God of perpetual reincarnation Osiris was worshipped, and where theatres were invented. Kuntz explains that he had chosen this name because the theatre plays an important role in his life, and that the album will be some kind of a reincarnation for his parents and three other important people in his life who have died months before the idea of experiencing a solo project.


"Abydos" is a book by Dorothy Eady.

  • also known as "Abydos: holy city of ancient Egypt"

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Google previewLife and public services of Gen. Grant (1885)

being a complete life of the great hero ... by William Ralston Balch

Abydos is a temple which the Khedive is rescuing from the sand. The city was in its time of considerable importance, but this was ages ago, ages and ages ; so that its glory was dead even before Thebes began to reign. Thebes is an old city, ...

Google previewTroy (2014)

by Walter Leaf

Abydos is a settlement from Miletos, made by consent of Gyges, king of the Lydians; for this district, with the whole of the Troad, was under him, and there is a promontory near Dardanos called Gygas. The town lies at the mouth of ...

Google previewThe Most Complete and Authentic History of the Life and Public Services of General U.S. Grant ... (1885)

by Herman Dieck

Abydos is a temple which the Khedive is rescuing from the sand. The city was in its time of considerable importance, but this was ages ago, ages and ages ; so that its glory was dead even before Thebes began to reign. Thebes is an old city, ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1913)

Everybody's Book of Reference ... by Frank Moore Colby, George Sandeman

Abydos was the seat of a famous oracle of the god Bes. In 1899- 19OO Prof. Flinders Petrie made discoveries during excavations which add thousands of years to the world's history; among others, the tombs of the kings of the first dynasty.

Google previewBibliotheca Classica, Or, a Dictionary of All the Principal Names and Terms Relating to the Geography, Topography, History, Literature, and Mythology of the Antiquity and of the Ancients, with a Chronological Table (1838)

by John Lemprière

The strait by which the Asiatic coast is here divided from Europe is so narrow, that Abydos appeared from a distance as one town with Sestos, which stood upon the other side. The actual width was seven stadia; but D'Anville asserts that these ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

ABYDOS, in Ancient Geography, a town built by the Milesians, in Asia, on the Hellespont, where, according to Le Brun, (Voyage au Levant,) the streight is only half a mile, others say two miles wide, opposite to Sestos, on the European fide; ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions (1999)

by Wendy Doniger, Merriam-Webster, Inc

ABYDOS \3-'bi-das\, Egyptian Abdu, Coptic Ebot, ...

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