Abydos: The city of Sohag is located about 180 kilometers north of Luxor. There you will find the archaeologically significant Abydos. In Abydos one finds the oldest traces of Egyptian culture from pre-Dynastic times. In November 2016 installations were found there, which date back to the year 3300 BC and thus are older than 5000 years.
In addition to an immense number of tombs from pre- and early Dynastic times in the Umm el-Qaab and Kom el-Sultan sites, the most important are the Osiron (a temple from the 19th Dynasty dedicated to the god of the dead Osiris) and the dead temple of Setho the First of which is about 3300 years old. The temple of Sethos the First is mainly famous for its so-called royal gallery. The names of all Pharaohs, known at that time, were carved in stone.
Note: On the way from Luxor to the north to Sohag you also pass the temple of Dandarah. You can book this tour at a reasonable price. Take a look at our adventure package “Northern Egypt – from Luxor to Sohag”.
Distance from Luxor (return trip from Luxor including stay):
Straße: 1 day, Schiff: 2 days
Bokking-ID: L0120, Price examples:
- 1 adult (high season/full board/car) : a total of 1.620 LE
- 2 adults (high season/full board/car): a total of 1.830 LE