Aswan Governorate, Egypt
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Abu Simbel Touristic Village, Abu Simbel, Egypt
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... despite the hour. In the desert, the cool of the evening is welcomed with gusto… Any Independent Travelers in Aswan? We called ahead for a hotel reservation but the desk clerk didn’t speak English and Dave didn’t speak Arabic. We ...
... development and the terrible Roman Christian branding of crosses scribed into the surfaces of the hieroglyphs & depictions. We returned to Aswan & strolled down to the Nile, just across from our hotel, with the remainder of our group for a BBQ ...
The next day I took a 3 hour bus ride to Aswan to see the Philae Temple. It is located on an island in between the Aswan dams. Before the high dam was built, the island was submerged in the lake. After the high dam was built, it has stabilized the ...
... the mountainside in the 13th century BC but moved in its entirety in the 1960s on an artificial hill high above the Aswan Dam reservoir. The relocation was necessary to avoid the temples being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser which was formed ...
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Bout one third of a kilometer to the northwest of Seti, Abu Simbel, Egypt
This temple was dedicated to Amon-Ra, Harmakes & Ptah. It was elected solely to glorify Ramesses II the Great. The temple was covered in sand until May 22, 1813 which subsequently involved gigantic rescue operation as it was threatened by the waters of Lake Nasser.
Abu Simbel, Egypt
The front of this temple in honor of Nefertari, wife of Ramses II (19th Dynasty c. 1275-1225 BCE)is a receding Pylon (similar to the larger temple of Ramses II) with a deified statue of Nefertari and statues of Ramses II on each side of her.