Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Abydos, a town situated on the Hellespont, in the province of Mysia, Asia Minor, nearly opposite to Sestos on the European side. It played an important part in Greek history, for it was the point from which Xerxes crossed on his bridge of boats; and it offered a stubborn resistance to Philip II. of Macedon. The story of Hero and Leander has rendered it still more famous. The old Turkish castle of the Dardanelles lies a little S.