River cruise ship MS Amarco II on the Nile in Luxor (Egypt) - CC via Wikimedia Commons/Marc Ryckaert
CAIRO – 13 May 2018: A total of 55 English tourists arrived in Sohag and visited the ancient city of Abydos on Sunday in one of their stops down the River Nile to Aswan.
Ayman Abdel Monaem, Sohag governor, pointed out that Abydos and such Nile cruises would help put Sohag on the map of international tourism.
Head of Al Belina City Hall in Sohag, Amer Awad, said that Abydos welcomed the 55 tourists traveling on a Nile cruise. Upon their arrival, the tourists received bouquets and expressed their happiness for being in Abydos and exploring King Seti l temple.
Abydos is one of the oldest cities of ancient Egypt and it’s located about 11km west of the Nile River in Al Belina, Sohag.
It is considered to be one of the magnificent archeological sites in Egypt; the sacred city was the place of many ancient temples and it is believed that Osiris was buried there.
Façade, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt - CC via Wikimedia CommonsRoland Unger.jpg
King Seti l was one of the least known pharaohs in ancient Egypt. His stunning temple is among the famous ancient attractions still standing in Egypt.
Today, Abydos is known for the memorial temple of King Seti l. The temple consists of inscriptions from the 19th Dynasty, known in the modern world as the Abydos King List.
In 2017, Egypt was included in the Telegraph’s list of “20 incredible holidays in the river” as one of the most amazing open air museums in the world, especially the Nile cruise from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan.
According to National Geographic’s list of the best 21 cruises in the world, two Egyptian Nile cruises made it to the top six and they are Nour El Nil's luxurious cruise ships Malouka (16-passenger capacity) and Meroë (20-passenger capacity).
National Geographic promised that the experience will make the tourist feel like a modern day pharaoh.
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