"Abu Simbel - Monument in the desert" Temple of Abu Simbel by Myndo
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Standing in the desert as a warning against emperors from the south, this temple of Ramses II was the most southern outpost of Egypt.
The temple is the only one that is driven into the stone of a hill, all the others are standing free.
The temple is a masterpiece in planning. Exactly twice in a year the sun when it rises shines in the inner sanctum right in the back of the temple. The days are said to be Ramses II birthday and the day he was crowned.
The dates were the 21st February and the 21st october.
Since they relocated the whole temple they managed to keep it at two days, but now it is one day later.
This is a detail of the wall right of the entrance to the Ramses Temple of Abu Simbel. The small figurine on the Side of... more travel advice
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