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Photographer's Note

This photo is of one of the huge statues of Ramses II at Abu Simbel in Egypt. These staues are about 60 feet high and were carved out of a solid mountain side. There are two temples at Abu Simbel one dedicated to Ramses and the other to his favorite wife Nefertari. The inside of the temples are equally impressive with lots of paintings and statues. These monuments were moved to their present position in the 1970s when they were threatened with being flooded by the lake produced by the Aswan Dam.

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  • Copyright: Brian Johnson (brian1949) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 44] (210)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-09-25
  • Categories: Architecture, Ruins
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-10-07 4:22
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