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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 previewIsidore of Seville's Etymologies: Complete English Translation (2005)

Abydos is an island in Europe, placed above the Hellespont, separated by the narrow, dangerous sea. It is called }Áâõäïò in Greek because it is the entrance to the sea of the ...

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 previewSporting Magazine (1840)

Abydos and Cesarewitch are the strength of the Stable for the Derby. Abydos is a good-looking colt, and ran last year, when amiss ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology (2015)

by Nancy Thomson de Grummond

ABYDOS. Greek city in Mysia (northwest Asia Minor) on the Hellespont, ca. 6km north of modern (Janakkale. Strabo (13.590-1) records its later history as a Milesian colony founded in the time of the Lydian Gyges, whose possessions included ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Architecture (2002)

by Dr Gwendolyn Leick

The typical Abydos tomb consisted of a sunken burial-pit heaped over with a mound of sand. A panelled brick wall surrounded the whole precinct like a fence and a stone stela proclaimed the name and title of the royal owner of the tomb.

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2015)

by Eric Orlin

Abydos Suggested Reading McQuitty, W. Abu Simbel. Thames & Hudson, 1963. Willeitner, J. Abu Simbel und die Tempel des Nassersees. Philipp von Zabern, 2012. ABYDOS Located in the eighth Upper Egyptian Nome on the west bank, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

re per riempier questo spazio, non resterebbero, dei ventinove nomi della Tavola di Abydos, a tro che pochi da ascriversi alla dinastia Xiv. la quale ehbe settantasei sovrani. E perche poi se qualcuno ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology (1998)

by Mike Dixon-Kennedy


Google previewEncyclopedia of Anthropology (2005)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by H. James Birx

Abydos, located 145 km north of Luxor, represented the burial place for the kings of Dynasties 1 and 2, with 10 known associated funerary enclosures. The subsequent Old Kingdom pyramid complexes originated from the royal cemetery at ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology (2013)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

Abydos: An ancientEgyptian site, which wasa pilgrimage center forthe worship of thegodOsiris andthe chosenburial place of the pharaohs ofthe 1stDynasty. Located onthe west bank ofthe Nile, it flourished from the Predynastic perioduntil ...

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