"Abu Simbel and Lake Nasser" Temple of Abu Simbel by veigapaula
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You have the bigger one, Ramses' temple where he is represented with prime wife and another wife as well as sons and daughters from different marriages. In Egyptology there is the knowledge of Ramses having this temple built to scare off enemies coming from the South; to show he was strong and huge.
The small temple is from his wife Nefertari, the most beautiful of all wifes.
At her temple only she and her children are depicted; no competition allowed...
It is worth getting up at 7am to photograph this...
- Pros:Very imponent monuments
- Cons:Crowded from sunrise to sunset
- In a nutshell:A magnificient piece of architecture
between Aswan and Abu Simbel you have: the Kertassi kiosk with Hathors dedicated to Isis Beit el Wadi where a monument... more travel advice
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