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1. An ancient town of Asia Minor on the Hellespont in modern-day Turkey. It is the legendary home of Leander, who swam nightly across the strait to his lover Hero.
2. An ancient city of southern Egypt on the Nile River northwest of Thebes. One of the oldest Egyptian cities, it was a religious center for the worship of Osiris and a burial site for the kings of the earliest dynasties.


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


(əˈbaɪ dəs)

1. an ancient ruined city in central Egypt, near Thebes: temples and necropolis.
2. an ancient town in NW Asia Minor, at the narrowest part of the Hellespont.
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Noun1.Abydos - an ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the DardanellesAbydos - an ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles; scene of the legend of Hero and Leander
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
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Agreeing with Simister, Wilson Joseph COO of Abidos Hotels added that in light of the increased supply, it's more important than ever before to retain colleagues.
Contract notice: land development in the communes of abidos and os-marsillon.
According to the head of the projects sector, the end of this year will see the completion and opening of several projects, including the project to develop the whole pyramids area of Giza, and the Museum of Abidos, which needs about EGP 8m to complete, next to Sohag Museum which still need EGP 20m.
Leandro, un joven de Abidos (4) sobre la orilla anatolica del estrecho, se enamoro de ella.
cuando Narmer, soberano originario de Hierakonpolis, unifico las regiones del Alto y del Bajo Egipto e inauguro la I dinastia Tinita (tambien denominada dinastia 0) que goberno "El pais de las dos tierras", cuya primera capital fue Tinis (o Tis), cerca del complejo urbano de Abidos.
Entirely filmed in Egypt, the locations themselves take the viewers on a journey of discovery, from the deep south, home to the Abidos Temple and to legends of Isis and Osiris, to the capital in the north, Cairo.
Construction of an administrative building, a rest house for the police officers, of sheds, also elevation of the external fences around Arrabet Abidos Police Station.
Tampoco encontramos nobleza en el Menor de la Concepcion de Huerfanos, cuyos pretendientes debian demostrar que eran <<huerfano de padre y tan pobre que no tiene bienes ningunos abidos ni donatibos y que esta muy remoto de heredarlos y destituido de todo remedio>> (35); cuestion que se mantuvo inamovible durante toda la existencia del colegio (36), aunque tambien observamos excepciones y solidaridades familiares (37).
Abidos Hotels, whose first hotel apartments opened in Dubailand last year, announced it aims to have 20 hotels by 2017.
lapso en el cual desde Abidos se unifico el territorio desde la Primera Catarata hasta el Mar Mediterraneo, dando origen a lo que denominamos Egipto unificado (4) (Campagno 2001, 2004).
THE Abidos Hotels have confirmed their participation at the Arabian Travel Market 2013 for the first time.