Abu Simbel - Egypt
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Arne1
N 22° 20.219 E 031° 37.416
36Q E 358255 N 2470774
Quick Description: This one pound bank note depicts Abu Simbel rock temples in Egypt.
Location: Egypt
Date Posted: 3/21/2012 10:34:52 AM
Waymark Code: WME1G7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 16

Long Description:
The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples in Abu Simbel in Nubia, southern Egypt. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan (about 300 km by road). The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments," which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan).
The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh, and to intimidate his Nubian neighbors. However, the complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.
Money Issuing Country: Egypt

Currency: Egypt Pound

Denomination: 1

Date of Issue: 1/1/1996

Type of Money: Bank note

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