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SOHAG CITY


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Location

It is a city in Egypt that lies on the west bank of the Nile. It is the capital city of the Governorate of Sohag. The distance of this city is 72 miles from Asyut.

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Income Sources


The city of Sohag itself encloses only a few archaeological sites, hence tourism represents but a small portion of the city's income. Other sources of income include trade, small industries of carpets, furniture, spinning and weaving and sugar. Administrative and educational services are two big sectors of income as a small university employs a majority of residents.







Sohag University
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The main campus of Sohag University is located in one of the most beautiful areas on the eastern bank of the River Nile, directly facing the river east to Sohag city. The streets that lead to the university is called ‘El-jamia’a St.’ (University St.), while the whole district is generally known as ‘Madinet Naser’ or Naser City, established within the 1950s. The local metropolis Sohag city is just on the opposite bank of the Nile, and connectsto the eastern bank with two bridges: Akhmim Bridge, and the new one.
The main campus of the University at Naser City includes Faculties of Education, Science, Arts, Medicine, Veterinary medication, while the Faculty of Agriculture exists in the campus at El-Kawthar city (15 km east to Sohag city), and the faculties of Engineering and Technical Education are in another campus at Sohag city (7 km distant from the main campus). A new campus is currently being constructed at the new El-Kawamel city(20 km south east to Sohag city), within a great national construction project that sets out to establish Al-Kawamel city, and Sohag Air Port at that area.





SOHAG SIGHTSEEING

The Temple of Abydos

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The Temple of Abydos is located to the west of El-Baliana, which is a town in Sohag Governorate. In ancient times it was called Abdu, and the Greeks called it Abydos. The 8th province in ancient Egypt, this area is considered to be amongst the most famous archaeological sites. It was the city were Menna, the unifier of upper and lower Egypt came from and from the 11th Dynasty onwards, a burial in Abydos was the ultimate wish and honor for any local to have. In Abydos, many tombs were found belonging to the 1st and 2nd Dynasties. Also, many Kings have built Temples here, including King Pepi I, King Ahmose I, King Seti I and King Ramses II.



This temple is quite unique in design, as has a shape of an “L” letter upside down. It also contains the most complete lists of Kings and Gods. The Temple contains 7 shrines dedicated to 7 Gods: Osiris, Isis, Horus, Amon Ra, Ra HorAkhty and Ptah, and Seti I as a deified King. The front of the Temple is a square columned and there are 12 rectangular pillars with decoration of Ramses II welcoming the Gods Osiris, Isis and Horus. The Temple originally had 7 gates leading to 7 shrines originally constructed by Seti I, but Ramses II made additional parts to the construction, and only there is one gate open now.







Finally, I am pleased to write about my dear city. It is a fantastic city. It has a lot of beautiful things. We will be happy to visit us!


Resources:

Websites:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sohag

http://www.georgeamarna.com/sohag1.html
http://www.mapsofworld.com/egypt/travel/sohag.html
http://www.ask-aladdin.com/abydous.htm

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Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4DNQb9eYgs

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