9/36.- Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel Temple, statue relief


These reliefs depict Nile gods uniting Egypt. Bellow them there are the African and Asian slaves captured in the Empire's battles.

On our left (between the Giant Ramses II statues), there is the entrance to the Grand Hall. The entire temple was carved into the rock. As you will see, this is a rather long temple. I wonder how they could carve the mountain 3,000 years ago, but it is even more amazing how experts could carve the entire Temple out of the cliff and reconstruct it some yards above its initial location in 1964. Let's get in ...

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