1/36.- Welcome to Abu Simbel (Egypt)!
Hello, welcome to Abu Simbel!
The Temple of Re-Harakhte
is one of the most impressive temples in
Egypt; and in the world, probably. This temple was
dug on the Western mountain range in 1290-1224 BC
in Abu Simbel, and was dedicated to the triad
Amon-Ra, Ptah and Ra-Harakhte, by Ramses II.
Next to this temple is the so-called Small Temple of
Abu Simbel: the Temple of Hathor,
dedicated to Hathor (the wife of the Sun God) and to Ramses
II 's favorite wife: Queen Nefertari. If you click on the photo
you will see a virtual picture.
These two temples would have disappeared for
ever under the waters of the
Nasser Lake if the UNESCO had not acted. I don't know what impressed me more, the temples
themselves or the fact that they were moved. If you
complete this Photographic Tour, I will show you some of
the most beautiful sights of these two temples and
give you some information about its history and
some other useful tips.
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