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The Nubian monuments, constructed by Pharaoh Ramesses II (1300 BCE). Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt

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The Temples at ABU SIMBEL, EGYPT Long before Ramses II, the site had been sacred to Hathor of Absek. The temple built by Ramses, however, was dedicated to the sun gods Amon-Re and Re-Horakhte.

Abu Simbel, Nile Valley, Egypt (22ー22 N, 31ー38 E).

Abu Simbel, built at the southern border of Egypt and then Nubia, it was meant as a symbol of the strength and power of Pharaoh and the land of Egypt. Moved to higher ground in the 60s to protect it from the flooding caused by the creation of the Aswan High Dam and the resulting Lake Nasser, it is one of many monuments saved thanks to the efforts of UNESCO. how was this ever built

Abu Simbel, Egypt Best trip I ever took! I can smell the writing on the walls, a smell of earth and lotus flowers. also i can see the open doors, and for the first time the ideal of a door or doors opening to a magical mysterious moment.!