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Address: Al Balyana, Egypt
Description: Once the cult center of Osiris, god of the dead, this was considered the...
Once the cult center of Osiris, god of the dead, this was considered the holiest of Egyptian towns in Pharaonic times. Today this area contains the Cenotaph Temple of Seti I, one of the most intact temples remaining in Egypt that was built between 1294-1279 BC.
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Unforgettable Temple

I went in 2006 b4 the uprising with Aussie tour group. This Temple should be the reason u go to Egypt !!!! It's unforgettable, exquisite and moving !!!! You can feel the 2500 yr... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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giffard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I went in 2006 b4 the uprising with Aussie tour group. This Temple should be the reason u go to Egypt !!!! It's unforgettable, exquisite and moving !!!! You can feel the 2500 yr old inhabitants still here. Just go there !!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is one of the temples one must visit. Situated in West Bank , Luxor and with untidy surrounding which can confuse anyone that amazing arts are hidden inside. Better start early from Luxor to avoid rush of bus travelers and tours operators. Some of the amazing murals with extreme detailing may mesmerize you and you can take yours time... More 

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haworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Most people visit Abydos as a day trip from Luxor, usually in conjunction with Dendera. We decided to do both over two days. We left Luxor at 7am and got to the temple at 9:45am and we paid 500LE for twom of us by air conditioned taxi around £42! The site of Abydos is huge, and includes a number of... More 

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Bangor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Abydos offers quite an outstanding experience. The temple of Seti I is a magical place with the most beautiful bas reliefs I have seen anywhere in Egypt. There are many more monuments. like the enigmatic Oseirion, or the temple of Ramesses II, also with beautiful bas reliefs. Then there are the massive and extremely ancient brick walls of Shunet el... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

But still amazing Although we technically wanted to just 'pass through' on our way to the nearby (very - It's about 300m to the right) Temple of Ramses II, we had to take our time and look again at the various internal features.

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Mussoorie, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The carvings in Abydos are some of the most intricate and well-wrought in Egypt. Seti I's art style is distinct and different than that of Ramses II, and you are able to see the differences in the site's carvings to determine under which pharaoh which portion was done. The most amazing of the work is, unfortunately, in one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

If you do not visit Abydos you will miss the greatest collection of perfect reliefs I have seen anywhere in my three trips to Egypt. The best are in the 2nd hypostyle hall in the Temple of Seti. What taste that man had to find the artists who created this marvel. The reliefs glow with a gentleness and warmth not... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

As we stayed in Luxor we hired a taxi to drive us up to Abydos. The driver was kind enough to take the West bank to Abydos and come back via the East bank. This made the trip less long and very interesting. Especially the East bank as here you pass through many villages and get an idea of daily... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This is quite a unique temple with very straightforward history to explain its L-shape design and variation of the reliefs, as well as the 7 various shrines to the Egyptian Gods. For maintenance, it's second only to the Temple of Hathor in Dendara, most of the reliefs are in good condition and you get the feeling that tourism hasn't destroyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is quite a unique temple with very straightforward history to explain its L-shape design and variation of the reliefs, as well as the 7 various shrines to the Egyptian Gods. For maintenance, it's second only to the Temple of Hathor in Dendara, most of the reliefs are in good condition and you get the feeling that tourism hasn't destroyed... More 

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Address: Al Balyana, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley

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