Abu Simbel

The Temple of Abu Simbel is one of the most exciting and beautiful temples, it is a complex consists of two temples that situated in the south boarder of Egypt, it was built for the King Ramses II, and the distance between it and Aswan is 320 km, and it is considered as the biggest constructure, which located in the south west of Aswan, it consists of two rock-cut Temples, The Temple of Ramsses II and The Temple of Queen Nefertari, they both date back to the reign of King Ramses II (1290-1223 BC) and they reflect the glory and grandeur of the ancient kingdom of Egypt.

 


Abu Simbel Temple was dedicated to the Ancient Egyptian god Amon Ra, Harmakis and Ptah. The façade consists of four statues that all belong to the Pharaoh, The two Temples were damaged into many parts, then they were rebuilt again on a site that is 65m higher than the original location, to prevent the rising water. This great rescue operation began in June 1964 and finished in September 1968.

 


Enjoy discovering the amazing two Temples of Abu Simbel with Flying Carpet Tours, as those temples have a unique style, as they reflect the amazing achievements of the new Kingdom, but unfortunately these special Temples were suffering from the Nile flooding, consequently the Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from sinking. The first temple is The Temple of Ramsses II, which was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and to Ramsses II himself. The great Abu Simbel temple is also called The Sun Temple of Ramssess II. The other temple is The Temple of Queen Nefertari, who was Ramesses’s most beloved wife, and that temple is also called “Temple of Hathor”, who was the wife of the Sun God.
 

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