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Abu Simbel Panorama


Mark Cartwright
by Dennis Jarvis
published on 06 January 2013
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Abu Simbel is a Temple complex, originally cut into a solid rock cliff, in southern Egypt and located at the second cataract of the Nile River. The two temples which comprise the site (The Great Temple and The Small Temple) were created during the reign of Ramesses II (c. 1279 - c. 1213 BCE) either between 1264 - 1244 BCE or 1244-1224 BCE. The Great Temple was dedicated to the gods Ra-Horakty, Ptah, and the deified Ramesses II. The Small Temple was dedicated to the goddess Hathor and Queen Nefertari, Ramesses' favourite wife.

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Jarvis, D. (2013, January 06). Abu Simbel Panorama. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Jarvis, Dennis. "Abu Simbel Panorama." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 06, 2013.

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Jarvis, Dennis. "Abu Simbel Panorama." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 06 Jan 2013. Web. 17 Apr 2021.

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