Abu Simbel - Egypt
Posted by: 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.
Date Posted: 3/21/2012 10:34:52 AM
Waymark Code: WME1G7
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
Date of Issue: 1/1/1996
Type of Money: Bank note
Law and Order:
Relevant Website: Not listed
To post a visit log for this category, you must visit the actual site of the waymark. Post at least one photo that you personally took of the site if at all possible. If you cannot provide a photo for some reason, your visit will still be welcome.
You do NOT need to be a numismatic collector to visit the waymark site, nor do you have to provide a photo of the piece of money. Just having a copy of it in question, however, is not sufficient; you must personally visit the site.