Abu Simbel Temples
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member god_herodes
N 22° 20.130 E 031° 37.320
36Q E 358088 N 2470611
Two temples that have to be relocated to avoid been submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser
Waymark Code: WM6K6A
Location: Egypt
Date Posted: 06/13/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 40

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 the 1960s, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.

The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sun: 9-18

Admission Prices:
Free To get there you probably have to go in group.

Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

The attraction’s own URL: Not listed

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