Abydos



an ancient ruined city in central Egypt, near Thebes: temples and necropolis.
an ancient town in NW Asia Minor, at the narrowest part of the Hellespont.
Contemporary Examples

One was Emile Amélineau, who headed up excavations at Abydos at the turn of the century.
The Nile: Where Ancient and Modern Meet William O’Connor June 20, 2014

Historical Examples

The second example of this construction comes from a famous work of the nineteenth dynasty, the temple of Seti I. at Abydos.
A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2) Georges Perrot

We called it Baliana, and we pronounced Abydos according to our education.
It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson

Hero dwelt at Sestos; Leander lived at Abydos; and both were “exceeding fair stars of the two cities.”
Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2) John Addington Symonds

The Athenians on their side put out to meet him, and engaged him off Abydos.
Hellenica Xenophon

The tombs of Abydos have no subterranean story, properly speaking.
A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2) Georges Perrot

The way was long, but by the beginning of September Nehemiah arrived in Abydos.
Dreamers of the Ghetto I. Zangwill

Another army was collected for him in the Chersonesus opposite Abydos, in the following method.
The First Four Books of Xenophon’s Anabasis Xenophon

Now from Abydos to the opposite shore is a distance of seven furlongs.
The History Of Herodotus Herodotus

I saw the priest of Abydos night and day persecuting the maiden, who had taken refuge in a temple of Isis on the island of Philae.
The Reign of Greed Jose Rizal

noun
an ancient town in central Egypt: site of many temples and tombs
an ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles (Hellespont): scene of the legend of Hero and Leander

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