View of Abu Simbel from Lake Nasser

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Carole Raddato
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published on 16 March 2022

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 1960s, the ancient temple complex was dismantled and relocated, stone by stone, to a new site 210 metres further inland and 65 metres higher up by UNESCO and a multi-national team of archaeologists.

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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 16). View of Abu Simbel from Lake Nasser. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15465/view-of-abu-simbel-from-lake-nasser/

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Raddato, Carole. "View of Abu Simbel from Lake Nasser." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 16, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15465/view-of-abu-simbel-from-lake-nasser/.

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Raddato, Carole. "View of Abu Simbel from Lake Nasser." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Mar 2022. Web. 28 Nov 2022.

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