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Ancient Egyptian Temples : Abu Simbel Temples
by Books LLC


Overview - Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Temple of Kom Ombo, Abu Simbel Temples, Great Temple of the Aten, Philae, Dendera Temple Complex, Esna, Wadi Es-Sebua, Temple of Edfu, Temple of Beit El-Wali, Temple of Dendur, Amada, Temple of Dakka, Sepermeru, Temple of Debod, Luxor Temple, Deir El-Shelwit, Temple of Kalabsha, Temple of Maharraqa, Temple of Derr, Temple of Taffeh, Edfu-Project, Kiosk of Qertassi, Trajan's Kiosk, Gerf Hussein, Mortuary Temple, Small Aten Temple.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Temple of Kom Ombo, Abu Simbel Temples, Great Temple of the Aten, Philae, Dendera Temple Complex, Esna, Wadi Es-Sebua, Temple of Edfu, Temple of Beit El-Wali, Temple of Dendur, Amada, Temple of Dakka, Sepermeru, Temple of Debod, Luxor Temple, Deir El-Shelwit, Temple of Kalabsha, Temple of Maharraqa, Temple of Derr, Temple of Taffeh, Edfu-Project, Kiosk of Qertassi, Trajan's Kiosk, Gerf Hussein, Mortuary Temple, Small Aten Temple. Excerpt: Abu Simbel temples () are two massive rock temples in Nubia, southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 290 km southwest of Aswan . It 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 the 1960s, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.The relocation of the temples was necessary to avoid their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River. Abu Simbel remains one of Egypt's top tourist attractions .History Construction Construction of the temple complex started in approximately 1244 BCE and lasted for about 20 years, until 1224 BCE. Known as the "Temple of Ramesses, beloved by Amun," it was one of six rock temples erected in Nubia during the long reign of Ramesses II. Their purpose was to impress Egypt's southern neighbors, and also to reinforce the st...

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781156391556
  • ISBN-10: 1156391555
  • Publisher: Books LLC
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Page Count: 108
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.26 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.37 pounds


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