Monday, May 31, 2010

The Nile at Aswan and Abu Simbel Temples

Animated slideshow of the Desert and River at Aswan and the Temples that were moved at Abu Simbel.

The Great Temple at Abu Simbel, which took about twenty years to build, was completed around year 24 of the reign of Rameses the Great (which corresponds to 1265 BCE).

It was dedicated to the gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, as well as to the deified Rameses himself.

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