Great Temple of Abu Simbel

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Carved out of solid rock, this most famous of the temples erected by Rameses II survived thanks to Egyptologist Christiane Desroches Noblecourt and UNESCO, which covered the costs of moving it out of the reach of the waters during construction of the Aswan Dam. Its monumental façade is impressive, with four seated colossi of the Pharaoh, wearing a nemes and false beard. Inside, note the bas-reliefs depicting the militay conquests of Rameses II (Battle of Qadesh )

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Amada Site
Amada Site
This site, which can only be reached by
60 minutes
Wadi el-Seboua Site
Wadi el-Seboua Site
Take a cruise to appreciate these three
60 minutes
Temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel
Temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel
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60 minutes
See all