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17/36.- Abu Simbel, Hathor Temple

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Next to the temple of Ramses II sits the Temple of his wife, Queen Nefertari. This temple is also known as Hathor Temple, or the Small Temple of Abu Simbel.

This temple was carved into the rock to honor the wife of the Sun God, the goddess Hathor. Ramses II, probably, wanted to draw a parallelism between he and his wife, and Ra and his wife, Hathor.

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