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  • 1 Great Temple of Abu Simbel Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Abou Simbel

    Carved out of solid rock, this most famous of the temples erected by Rameses II survived thanks to Egyptologist Christiane Desroches Noblecourt and UNESCO, which covered the costs of moving it out of the reach of the waters during construction of the..

  • 2 Wadi el-Seboua Site Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Abou Simbel

    Take a cruise to appreciate these three temples that were rescued from the waters and now stand on the left bank of Lake Nasser. Wadi el-Seboua Temple was built by Rameses II, well after Abu Simbel; a colossus bearing the effigy of the pharaoh can be..

  • 3 Temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Abou Simbel

    Six 10m-high colossi of the royal couple, Rameses II and Nefertari, greet you in this "small temple" hewn out of the rock, which the Pharaoh dedicated to Hathor, goddess of love and maternity, and to his favourite wife. Once inside, you wil..

  • 4 Amada Site Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Abou Simbel

    This site, which can only be reached by boat, houses three ancient monuments which were moved at the same time as the other Nubian edifices. The Amada Temple, built under the XIII Dynasty, is famous for its polychrome reliefs (note in particular thos..

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