El Araba El Madfuna

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El Araba El Madfuna
El Araba El Madfuna is located in Egypt
El Araba El Madfuna
El Araba El Madfuna
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 26°10′30″N 31°54′40″E / 26.17500°N 31.91111°E / 26.17500; 31.91111Coordinates: 26°10′30″N 31°54′40″E / 26.17500°N 31.91111°E / 26.17500; 31.91111
Country  Egypt
Governorate Sohag
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

El Araba El Madfuna (Arabic: العربة المدفونةal-ʿarabä al-madfūnä, meaning 'the Buried Cart', also known as Arabet Abydos) is a town in Egypt. It is located south of Sohag.

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This town is located in the territory of the present-day ancient Egyptian town of Abydos. Tourists often visit the site to see the ruins of the temples of Seti I and Ramesses II, although a large number of other ruins and monuments are also located nearby, ranging from Pre-Dynastic through early Christian to Islamic and modern times.