Abu Simbel

   Modern name for the site inNubiawhereRamesses II erected two temples. The larger temple, with four colossal statues of the king on the facade, is dedicated to Amun-Re, Re-Harakhty, Ptah, and Ramesses II and is aligned so the rays of the rising sun illuminate the cult statues in the interior sanctuary twice a year. The smaller temple, with statues of the king and his queen, Nefertari, with their children on the front wall, is dedicated to the goddess Hathor. The site was rediscovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1813, and the main temple was entered in 1817 by Giovanni Battista Belzoni, who removed some of the statuary, now in the British Museum. The temples were disassembled and moved to a higher site nearby from 1964–1968, when the area was flooded in the wake of the construction of the new Aswan High Dam.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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