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Temples of Abou Simbel

At the edge of the lake Nasser is 2 magnificent temples dedicated one to Horus and Ramsès II, and the other to Hathor and Nefertari. Discovered in 1813 by a Swiss explorer named John Lewis Burckhardt, temples of Abou Simbel are threatened to be gobbled up by waters of the Nile during the construction of the High Dam. They were then completely unsettled then reconstructed 60m higher.


The Great temple of Ramses II in Abou Simbel
The Great temple of Ramses II in Abou Simbel
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The temple of Nefertari in Abou Simbel
The temple of Nefertari in Abou Simbel
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The great temple of Ramses II

Completely dug in the sacred hill of Méha, the big temple measures 33m of height and 38m of wide. its depth is of 65m. The entrance of the temple is supervised by two groups of two monumental statues representatives the sat Pharaoh Ramses II. These statues measure 20m of height.


The Great temple of Ramses II
The Great temple of Ramses II
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The Great temple of Ramses II
The Great temple of Ramses II
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The Great temple of Ramses II
The Great temple of Ramses II
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The Great temple of Ramses II
The Great temple of Ramses II
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2 giants south side
2 giants south side
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2 giants north side
2 giants north side
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Ramses II
Ramses II
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Ramses II
Ramses II
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Ramses II
Ramses II
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Ramses II
Ramses II
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Nefertari
Nefertari
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Dedicated to the god Horus, it was especially set up in the glory of Ramses II. Besides 4 giants representing sat Ramses II, you can find the name of the Pharaoh everywhere on the facade: under his born name (cartridge below the duck and below the sun - to the left), under his name of enthronement (cartridge under the papyrus and the bee, the symbol of the Bass and High Egypt - to the right), but also in the form of rebus. Indeed, on the scene below, you see ramses offering Maât to the god Rê who holds himself the scepter of Ousser (scepter in head of jackal). What gives Ousser Mâat Rê, the name of enthronement of Ramses II.


Cartridge of Ramses II
Cartridge of Ramses II
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Ramses II offering Maât to Rê
Ramses II offering Maât to Rê
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You can find all these photos on this slide show : The great Temple of Ramses II

The temple of Nefertari

In some metres of the big temple is a second temple, a little smaller, dug in the sacred hill of Ibshek. Statues in the entrance measure only 10m a height and are among 6 and are sculptured straight from the cliff. Set up in the glory of Hathor and Nefertari, the favorite wife of Ramses II, the temple is once again a pretext to praise Ramses II himself. We indeed find of very numerous time his name on the facade and on 6 statues in the entrance, 4 represent the Pharaoh and only 2 represent his queen.


The temple of Nefertari
The temple of Nefertari
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The temple of Nefertari
The temple of Nefertari
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The temple of Nefertari
The temple of Nefertari
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Ramses II
Ramses II
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Nefertari
Nefertari
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Ramses II
Ramses II
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Ramses II
Ramsès II
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Nefertari
Nefertari
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Ramses II
Ramsès II
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Cartridge of Ramses II
Cartridge of Ramses II
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The cartridge of Nefertari
The cartridge of Nefertari
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You can find all these photos on these slide shows :




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