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The Abu Simbel monuments were rescued from the rising waters when the Aswan High Dam was being built  
   

The Abu Simbel monuments were rescued from the rising waters when the Aswan High Dam was being built

The Temples were moved to higher ground just above where they were built.
Astonishing Abu Simbel, from Ramsis II to UNESCO

November 20th 2017
The Ramsis and Hathor Temples at Abu Simbel. Abu Simbel is a Nubian town in Southern Egypt near the Sudan. There is no way to avoid one simple fact - Abu Simbel is all about Pharaoh Ramsis II. Born 1303 BC died 1213 BC at the age of 91. He ruled for 69 years. His colossal figures tower above his wife in the temple he built to honour her, even over the God Horus of whom he was the livi ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Abu Simbel

Egyptian Flag The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more
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