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Rashidun Caliphate Under Caliph Abu Bakr
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Rashidun Caliphate Under Caliph Abu Bakr

A map showing the Rashidun Caliphate (highlighted in green) by the end of Abu Bakr's (r. 632 - 634 CE) life in 634 CE.
Giant Foot at Abu Simbel
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Giant Foot at Abu Simbel

Great Temple (height: 110 feet / 33 meters, width: 127 feet / 38 meters) built under the 19th dynasty. On the facade, four colossuses about 67 feet / 20 meters high represent Rameses II (1290-1223 BCE). The complete work is 270 feet / 68...
Statues Outside the Temple of Abu Simbel
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Statues Outside the Temple of Abu Simbel

Statues outside the temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt. Coloured lithograph by Louis Haghe after David Roberts, 1849 CE. Wellcome Collection, London. David Roberts travelled in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly Egypt, from 1838...
View of Abu Simbel from Lake Nasser
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View of Abu Simbel from Lake Nasser

The two rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel (the Great Temple of Ramesses II and the Small Temple of his wife Nefertari) are situated on the west bank of the Nile in southern Egypt. As a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the...
Worker on Colossal Foot, Abu Simbel
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Worker on Colossal Foot, Abu Simbel

The International Campaign for the safeguard of of the Nubian monuments was launched by UNESCO. A worker seated on one of the feet of the Great Temple statues during the dismantling work. Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt (9 February 1966)
Temple of Hathor, Abu Simbel
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Temple of Hathor, Abu Simbel

Temple of Hathor or "Small Temple" - constructed during the 19th Dynasty. On the facade, six colossuses represent Rameses II (1290-1223 BCE) and his wife, Queen Nefertari, shown as the Goddess Hathor. Alongside each colossus are small figures...
Surveying Abu Simbel's Great Temple
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Surveying Abu Simbel's Great Temple

An expert making a detailed survey in the sanctuary of the Great Temple. In the background —from left to right— the seated statues of Ptah, Amun, Rameses II and Harakhte. Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt (March 1960)
Bas-Relief Inscriptions at Abu Simbel Great Temple
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Bas-Relief Inscriptions at Abu Simbel Great Temple

Great Temple (height: 110 feet / 33 meters, width: 127 feet / 38 meters) built under the 19th dynasty. On the facade, four colossuses about 67 feet / 20 meters high represent Rameses II (1290-1223 BCE). The complete work is 270 feet / 68...
Hieroglyphics Detail, Abu Simbel
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Hieroglyphics Detail, Abu Simbel

Great Temple (height: 110 feet / 33 meters, width: 127 feet / 38 meters) built under the XIXth Dynasty. On the facade four colossuses about 67 feet / 20 meters high represent Rameses II (1290-1223 BCE). The complete work is about 210 feet...
Architectural Survey of Abu Simbel
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Architectural Survey of Abu Simbel

Geneva architect Jean Jacquet, a UNESCO expert, makes an architectural survey of the Great Temple of Rameses II (1290-1223 BCE). It is hoped that the temple will be preserved in its entirety .
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