Abu Simbel

 

 

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There are two temples at Abu Simbel - The Great Temple (dedicated to Ramesses II, Amun, Ptah and Re-Horakhty), and the Small Temple (dedicated to Nefertari and Hathor).

The temples were moved from their original site due to installation of the High Dam at Aswan. The rising waters of Lake Nasser would have swallowed up these temples.

- click on the image to open a detailed picture of the Great Temple:

- click on the image to open a detailed picture of the Small Temple: