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 .
Faras was an important town near Abu Simbel in southern Egypt/northern Kush (modern-day Sudan). It was a center of trade and administrative offices which was founded between 2040-1750 BCE. In the New Kingdom (1550-1070 BCE) a temple to Hathor...
Christiane Desroches Noblecourt - Strong as the Stones she was able to move
Her name echoes down the corridors, in classrooms and in books, Christiane Desroches Noblecourt was a great French Egyptologist and, in the opinion of the writer, a woman strong and determined enough to have been the first female to direct...
Battle of Yarmouk
The Battle of Yarmouk River (or Yarmuk River; also written as the Battle of Jabiya-Yarmuk) was fought over the course of six days, from 15 to 20 August 636 CE, between the Muslim army of the Rashidun Caliphate (632-661 CE), under Khalid ibn...
UNESCO Archives Film Collection - The World Saves Abu Simbel (1972)
Digitized by the UNESCO Archives. A production of UNESCO and the Abu Simbel Joint Venture. When the work began on the High Aswan Dam in Upper Egypt, the two temples of Abu Simbel, carved in the living rock which rises from the banks of...
Abu Mena (UNESCO/NHK)
The church, baptistry, basilicas, public buildings, streets, monasteries, houses and workshops in this early Christian holy city in Egypt were built over the tomb of the martyr Menas of Alexandria, who died in A.D. 296. Source: UNESCO...
Ancient Egyptian Science & Technology
The great temples and monuments of ancient Egypt continue to fascinate and amaze people in the modern day. The sheer size and scope of structures like the Great Pyramid at Giza or the Temple of Amun at Karnak or the Colossi of Memnon are...
Akkadian Stele of Ilšu-rabi from Tell Abu Sheeja
The stele was found at Tell Abu Sheeja, north of modern-day Amarah city, Maysan Governorate, Iraq. The Old Akkadian cuneiform inscription on the left side of the viewer mentions the name of the city of Pašime. Pašime lies western to the ancient...
Ramesses II (r. 1279-1213 BCE, alternative spellings: Ramses, Rameses) was known to the Egyptians as Userma'atre'setepenre, which means 'Keeper of Harmony and Balance, Strong in Right, Elect of Ra'. He is also known also as Ozymandias and...
Abu Simbel, Facade of the Temple of Ramesses II
The Great Temple at Abu Simbel was built by Ramesses II and completed around 1264 BCE. It stands 98 feet (30 metres) high and 115 feet (35 metres) long with four seated colossi flanking the entrance, two to each side, depicting Ramesses II...