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Perhaps after the Giza pyramids or, which coincide with them, the great temple of Abu Simbel presents the most familiar image of ancient Egypt to the modern traveler and reader. It is an archaeological site in southern Egypt on the western shore of Lake Nasser to 290 km southwest of Aswan. The two temples built by Pharaoh Ramses II have been attracting visitors since the Victorian era. The two temples were carved into the mountainside in the 13th century, as a lasting monument to the pharaoh Ramses II and his wife Nefertiti, to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh, and to intimidate his Nubian neighbors.

As more governments of Egypt pharaoh, Ramses II is the common name in almost all the attractions that tourists in Egypt. He ruled for 76 years and his mummy is now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, which took nearly twenty years to build, was completed around 24 years of the reign of Ramses II. He devoted himself to the gods Amon Ra Horakhty, and Ptah, as well as the challenge itself Ramses. Temple of Abu Simbel contains two temples. The most famous and largest of the two has four colossal statues of Ramses sitting patiently but firmly over his face. Standing at the foot of the large statues, statues of Ramses II's wife and several children are about life size. Most likely you will become stunned when you walk around the mountain and come face to face with Ramses. Twice a year near the spring and fall equinoxes, the sun shines through the opening of the Temple of Abu Simbel up to the very back room called the Holy Place, illuminating the statues of Ramses and Amon-Ra. Ptah remains in the shade as it is the god of the underworld.

The temple of Hathor and Nefertari is also known as the small temple. There are six statues watch over the temple and four of Ramses and two of Nefertari. What is unique about the Egyptian tourist attraction of this is that the king and queen are of equal height. It is really surprising, since so far only in Egyptian art, the statue of the king and his consort are equal in size.

Abu Simbel Temple is worth seeing, unlike other temples in Egypt, is in a phenomenal way and really impressive. This temple is what visitors to dream of Egypt to see when you go there to see the wonders of Ancient Egypt. The temple symbolizes all the Egyptians are capable of.

Never mind that are at an age to discover and deploy the mysteries surrounding the world for centuries, but so far the pleasure of the riddle of Egypt and the magnificence around the country. Egypt is one of the most visited countries in the world. Airline of the country's flagship offering cheapest flights to Egypt, while British Airways also offers some affordable cheap flights direct to Cairo, the capital of Egypt.

Panorama View of Abu SimbelTourists at Abu Simbel TempleClose up of the colossi of Abu SimbelRamses II's temple, inside central aisleRamses II on chariot

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