Photographer's Note

Abu Simbel is a set of two temples near the border of Egypt with Sudan.
The temples were cut from the rock and shifted to higher ground in the 1960s as the waters of Lake Nasser began to rise following completion of the Aswan High Dam.

The Great Temple is dedicated to Ramesses II and a statue of him is seated with three other gods within the innermost part of the rock-cut temple. The temple's facade is dominated by four enormous seated statues of the Pharaoh, although one has been damaged since ancient times.

We have to travel few hours by land from aswan, crossing endless desert to get to Abu Simbel. This place is awesome.

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  • Copyright: Cecilia Cheah (Cecilia_Cheah) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 20] (486)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-11-09
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-07-26 1:44
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