Abu Simbel, Interior of the Temple of Ramesses II

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Carole Raddato
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published on 15 March 2022

The hypostyle hall of the Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel is 18 m (59 ft) long and 16.7 m (55 ft) wide and is supported by eight massive pillars depicting the deified Ramesses linked to the god Osiris. The temple's interior is decorated with engravings showing Ramesses and Nefertari paying homage to the gods and bas-reliefs depicting the Battle of Kadesh in which the Egyptian king fought against the Hittites.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2022, March 15). Abu Simbel, Interior of the Temple of Ramesses II. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15454/abu-simbel-interior-of-the-temple-of-ramesses-ii/

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Raddato, Carole. "Abu Simbel, Interior of the Temple of Ramesses II." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 15, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15454/abu-simbel-interior-of-the-temple-of-ramesses-ii/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Abu Simbel, Interior of the Temple of Ramesses II." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Mar 2022. Web. 04 Dec 2022.

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