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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.
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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
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(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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"Subsequently, it was agreed to shoot another series of episodes on Egypt, including more than 13 new episodes filmed in Aswan, Abu Simbel, Abidos, Sohag, Luxor, Giza, and Saqqara," the minister divulged.
Mas o mais conhecido e perene e o ritual real do heb sed, primeiramente registrado em Abidos na tumba do farao Den da primeira dinastia.
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.
Leander is from Abidos in Asia; Hero is from Sestos in Europe: "and their townes that like Yarmouth and Leystoffe were still at wrig wrag, & suckt fro[m] their mothers teates serpentine hatred one against each other" (3.195).
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.
Abidos Hotels, whose first hotel apartments opened in Dubailand last year, announced it aims to have 20 hotels by 2017.