Attraction Egypt – Abu Simbel

Temples of Abu Simbel, erected on the orders of the pharaoh Ramses II during his reign from 1279 to 1213 BC, in honor of himself and his first and main wife Nefertari, located about 300 kilometers south of the city of Aswan and its dimensions are staggering. Since 1979, carved into the rock churches are included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Temples of Abu Simbel

Temples of Abu Simbel

At the entrance of the larger of the two temples rise four 21-meter statue sitting with authentic features of Ramses the Great. Second, a smaller temple dedicated to the goddess Hathor and decorated with 10-foot statues depicting Ramses and his beloved wife Nefertari. Two days a year, the sun’s rays fall into the great temple so that the statues of the gods in temple highlights bright and brilliant light.

In the 60 years was carried out by transferring titanic temples of Abu Simbel, associated with the flooding areas due to the construction of the Aswan Dam. Transferring ancient temples was made successfully and now their pristine beauty and grandeur, tourists can admire the new location.