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Temple of Abu Simbel Travel Guide: 266 reviews and 919 photos

You may watch my SLIDE-Show on me personal WebShot page: Abu Simbel in April, 2007

It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments", which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan). The complex was relocated in its entirety in the 1960s, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan dam reservoir.

The complex consists of two temples. The larger one is dedicated to Ra-Harakhty, Ptah and Amun, Egypt's three state deities of the time, and features four large statues of Ramesses II in the facade. The smaller temple is dedicated to the goddess Hathor, personified by Nefertari.

  • Last visit to Temple of Abu Simbel: Apr 2007
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Sergey, outstanding page about your adventures in Egypt. Yes, 40 C during the day is definitely way too hot for us Northerners, but getting up at 04:30 a.m. is way too early. *winkygrin*

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2009 at 4:22 AM

    Fascinating page Sergey. The carvings on the mountainside are massive and so beautiful to see. Interesting that you witnessed a mirage.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Abu Simbel is realllllly amazing! Greetings from Arizona! Norman :)

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2008 at 1:29 AM

    Nice page Sergey good info and pics, Nasser lake is historical - thx for remembering me

  • FruitLover's Profile Photo
    Feb 29, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Appetizing page! Must see! Inshalla I'm there within 12 month. Greetings from Jerusalem, buddy !!

  • Feb 21, 2008 at 5:09 AM

    Egypt is my favourite ancient-archaeology country! I enjoy all your web sites about this country! Woderfull photos! volopolo

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2007 at 1:29 AM

    Ah, another one :-)) I like the old drawings as well, and again - everyone should watch your videos along with reading ! It just brings everything alive :-))

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2007 at 12:11 AM

    Abu Simbel is a really impressive place! I also visited with the early morning convoy (but in July). Great tips Sergey!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2007 at 4:35 PM

    I'm amazed about how well preserved everything seems! Great page Sergey!

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2007 at 6:56 AM

    I remember reading in National Geographic about how they took apart Abu Simbel and reconstructed it on higher ground. A place I'd love to see someday.

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