Governor of Sohag Ayman Abdel Moneim announced a group of 34 German tourists to had arrived in the upper-Egypt El Balina city to visit the archaeological areas، including Abydos temples.
“We are aiming to put the province of Sohag on the tourist map and attract more tourist groups to visit the archaeological areas، which comes with governorate’s plan to develop various tourist and archaeological areas.
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Considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt، the sacred city of Abydos was the site of many ancient temples، including Umm el-Qa'ab، a royal necropolis where early pharaohs were entombed.
These tombs began to be seen as extremely significant burials and in later times it became desirable to be buried in the area، leading to the growth of the town's importance as a cult site.