Country town Abydos, Egypt

Abydos is nothing more than simple deserted rural town. It is located about 11 kilometres west of the Nile, near the modern Egyptian towns of el-‘Araba el Madfuna and al-Balyana. Inhabitants are poor and innocent. However, this town is really  famous in the world. Because there are the massive remains of the ancient King Seti 1st’s temple.

Sugar Cane Field of Abydos

Sugar Cane Field of Abydos

The people spend leisurely daylong and their sense of color is not good.

The people spend leisurely daylong and their sense of color is not good.

The people who relax in the dusty roadside. They love an Egyptian hookah (shisha) and sweet tea.

The people who relax on the dusty roadside. They love an Egyptian hookah (shisha) and sweet tea.

The houses in this area.

The houses in this area.

Even build a house, they do not build the roof. Very little rain here since, they just put palm leaves on top of the house.

Donkey of Abydos

Scenery of Abydos

Enjoy a donkey ride

Enjoy a donkey ride

Would be heavy

Would be heavy

Local people use a donkey as a vehicle even now, feeling sorry for a donkey.

Scenery of the Abydos city

Scenery of the Abydos city

Scenery of the Abydos city

Scenery of the Abydos city

Scenery of the Abydos city

Scenery of the Abydos city

Houses without roof.

Houses without roof.

The people are poor but the mosque is luxurious. Still people may be happy?

Young girls are still alive.

Young girls are still alive.

For the Ancient Egyptians, Abydos was one of the holiest sites in the world. As the cult center of the god Osiris and gateway to the underworld, it was a popular place of pilgrimage and burial.

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