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Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Visit to Abydos

While you are in the Luxor area, you should take one or more side trips to visit neighboring temples. One of these is the Great Temple of Seti I at Abydos.

You'll probably take a bus ride to reach Abydos. Buses leaving Luxor line up in the morning to travel by convoy. They have a police escort to insure your safety. Along the way, you will see other guards protecting you.

When you first reach the temple, you'll be immediately impressed by the exterior of the building. But the real treat lies inside.

By this point in your trip, you will have heard the names of many pharaohs and the dynasties they were part of. You'll be wondering, "Just how do they know all this?" Part of the answer comes from Abydos. Inside the temple of Seti I you will find a "List of Kings."This is one of the primary sources for what we know about who was king after whom.

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