Favorite Photos of Egypt


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The temple at Abu Simbel, built by Ramses II with colossal statues of himself in the front. A smaller temple to his wife was built next door. This entire temple was moved, block by block, from its original location was was inundated by the construction of the Aswan dam.
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B35 Abu Simbel entrance.jpg

The rear chamber has a statue of Ramses II and three gods, who are illuminated by direct rays of the sun on two days of the year. Originally these were the king's official birthday and coronation day. After moving the temple, these events shifted to anothe day due to the change in location and orientation.
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