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Nefertari's Temple of Hathor

Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Abu Simbel
Type: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: The front of this temple in honor of Nefertari, wife of Ramses II (19th Dynasty c. 1275-1225 BCE)is a receding Pylon (similar to the larger temple of... more » Owner description: The front of this temple in honor of Nefertari, wife of Ramses II (19th Dynasty c. 1275-1225 BCE)is a receding Pylon (similar to the larger temple of Ramses II) with a deified statue of Nefertari and statues of Ramses II on each side of her. « less
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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Wow I wish all wives were as honoured and loved as Nefertari! Such a sense of peace and softness here. Pause and really feel into it. The Hathor energy is still strong to those open to it. The Hathoric Columns are particularly beautiful and they gently watch over you.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The lesser known of the two Abu Simble temples. This one was built by Ramses II (his temple is the big one) for his "royal wife" Nefertari (he had plenty of "secondary wives" as well).

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Wellington, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This temple is also fantastic, but it's right next to the main Temple of Ramses II and so it pales a little by comparison. But of course you'll go in and look around - it's still incredible.

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London, United Kingdom
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Not as big as the Temple of Ramesses II, however still a feat of engineering it self. The statues of the king and queen outside are amazing. The inside is amazing of its own right with paintings from wall to wall, unfortunately you're not allowed to take pictures.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The only reason why I haven't rated this 5 star is that it is situated just beside the Ramses II temple.I mean, that kind of steals the show. However, this temple of Nefartari still holds up on her own - with the rich tapestry of ancient paintings all around the temple. Somehow, it felt more peaceful than the Ramses II.... More

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Calgary
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I felt like I was Indiana Jones as I entered Nefertari's Temple. It was magnificent! Too bad we weren't allowed to take photos! Part reason we couldn't take photos, was because it would harm the ink and dyes in the paints used and also because it would be a tripping hazzard for other tourists since the temple is small and... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Great to visit after going to the Temple of Ramesses II. It was very quiet and peaceful inside and out. Beautifully done.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The size and grandeur of this temple reflects the fact that she was the queen, not the king. The fact that he built it shows how much he loved his queen and inside you will see many scenes where they are tenderly touching or kissing. This temple is worth the extra time at this site.

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Rome, Italy
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

It is easy that this temple goes unnoticed, as your undiverted attention will be amolst totally absorbed by the neighbouring temple of Ramses II and you will be tired and whipped by the time you get to this one. But take a deep breath and regain your concentration for your effort will be rewarded. The wall-reliefs are wonderful. Incredibly enough,... More

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Very nice and Huge Temple. Too much walking and stairs, not recommended for old age. a tour guide with your language is recommended.

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