Ornate Pharaoh: Abu Simbel

The entrance to the sandstone Temple of Rameses II at Abu Simbel. He reigned from 1279–13 BCE. Photo taken from the deck of the small ship cruising Lake Nasser, which was created when the Nile was dammed at Aswan. The entire temple complex was raised piece by piece to rescue it from rising waters. The rescue was part of an international effort to save the tombs and temples in Nubia from the rising lake.

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Thanks. I want to go back. The international rescue efforts related to the building of the Aswan Dam were incredible. The cruise on Lake Nasser to visit the rescued temples and tombs was a highlight of the trip.

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An incredible feat indeed. And the international effort to save the Nubian temples and tombs shows what cooperation can achieve.

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