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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

So this is a building of love, dedicated to the King's wife, and I bet she was very pleased with it, I know I certainly was! We weren't able to enter this when we visited it, but even from the outside, you can take in the extreme beauty of it! Take all of your photos from the outside, as you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This temple is fantastic! Although it is not as grand on the outside as the nearby Ramses II temple it is incredibly detailed inside. It was breathtaking. I could have gotten lost in this temple for hours there was so much to see on the walls - loved it!

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Christchurch, England.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This place is simply breathtaking. The mind boggles to imagine how this monument was built by a civilization lacking power tools, powered hoists, or steel tools. Despite this, their work was monumental in scale and beautiful enough to bring a tear to the eye. If in Egypt, this is a must-see site. You will not be disappointed.

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