Temple of Hathor, Abu Simbel

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by UNESCO / Laurenza
published on 26 October 2018
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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 in relief depicting the children of the royal couple.

Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt (1959)

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Laurenza, U. /. (2018, October 26). Temple of Hathor, Abu Simbel. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9368/temple-of-hathor-abu-simbel/

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