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We are now at Abu Simbel, not inside the main temple dedicated to Ramses II but inside the secondary temple dedicated to his wife Nefertari. The time is around 5.30 a.m. and the sun is about to rise in a matter of minutes. The interior of the temple has been restored and is well lit but photography is not allowed inside. Some stories even say that if you are caught you may be taken to the police station and may have to pay a fine of 100.- Egyptian Pounds per photo.
But there was only one attendant, and he looked nice. So what if I asked the permission to take only one picture as a " Souvenir " ? He accepted and turned his back, because there was nobody at that moment and he must have thought " So what after all ? "
I was happy that the carvings depicting the battle of Kadesh against the Hittites cam out well: I had to be fast and I took only two pictures.

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