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An ancient temple by Ramesses II, moved uphill to make way for a reservoir


Known for its unique facade, featuring four enormous statues of Ramesses II, Abu Simbel was built during the 13th century BC in order to commemorate the Egyptian victory over the Hittites at the Battle of Kadesh, and in honour of the Pharaoh himself. Carved out of the rock, it is located next to the river Nile in Nubia, at the very end of southern Egypt.


In 1968, the temple was moved up a cliff, to prevent it from being submerged by Lake Nasser following the construction of the Aswan Dam.



Ramesses II led an interesting life. In addition to waging successful wars and earning himself the epithet ‘the Great’, he had eight official wives and 90 concubines, along with about 100 children.

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