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Nefertari's Temple of Hathor

Address: Abu Simbel, Egypt
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Abu Simbel
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The front of this temple in honor of Nefertari, wife of Ramses II (19th Dynasty c. 1275-1225 BCE)is...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Monza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Nefertari's temple right beside her husband Ramses II temple is not as impressive but full of beautiful and delicate feminine figures inside.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Not as magnificent as her husbands monument "next door" but as with all Egyptian monuments it is still splendid and wondrous and hard to believe it was all conceived and built thousands of years ago.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

about 100 meters away is the equally impressive Nefertari's Temple of Hathor. Again one of the most impressive monuments of ancient times worldwide

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Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A beautiful temple with astounding statues. Right beside Ramses II temple so easy to visit while in Abu Simbel.

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Perth, Australia
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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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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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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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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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