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The Great temple of Ramesses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt Featured Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae Print

The Great temple of Ramesses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt

The archaeological site of Abu Simbel is composed primarily of two massive rock temples in, these cave temples taken from the side of the mountain from the pharaoh Ramses II in the thirteenth century BC, built to intimidate the neighbors Nubians and to commemorate the victory at the Battle of Kadesh.The archaeological site was discovered March 22, 1813 by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt but almost completely covered in sand, it was breached for the first time on 1 August 1817 by the Italian Giovanni Battista Belzoni.Nel 1979 he was recognized as a World Heritage Site by Unesco

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The statues of Rameses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt Featured Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae Print

The statues of Rameses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt

Located just 40 km north of the border with Sudan is the temple of Abu Simbel which was constructed by Ramses II around 3000 years old.
The facade of this structure, is 35 meters (115 feet) long and 30 meters (98 feet) high.
Today Abu Simbel is the most visited ancient site in Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza and even has its own airport to support the thousands of tourists who arrive at the site each year

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Abu Simbel Facade Featured Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae Print

Abu Simbel Facade

The Great Temple at Abu Simbel was completed around year 24 of the reign of Ramesses the Great (which corresponds to 1265 BC). It was dedicated to the gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, as well as to the deified Rameses himself

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