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Temple of Ramesses II

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Address: Abu Simbel, Egypt
Description: This temple was dedicated to Amon-Ra, Harmakes & Ptah. It was elected...
This temple was dedicated to Amon-Ra, Harmakes & Ptah. It was elected solely to glorify Ramesses II the Great. The temple was covered in sand until May 22, 1813 which subsequently involved gigantic rescue operation as it was threatened by the waters of Lake Nasser.
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If you go to Egypt & don't make the effort to go to Abu Simbel you are missing the best part. To see how a collection of nations got together to save these beautiful temples from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you go to Egypt & don't make the effort to go to Abu Simbel you are missing the best part. To see how a collection of nations got together to save these beautiful temples from a watery grave yet with all the technology available to them couldn't get the ulter positioned as the Egyptian had makes me wonder have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

By the time we visited here all the Temples were stating to look pretty much the same, But glad we went.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was the most Decorated, and rich with gifts Tomb in the Egyption dynasty. Rames II was the most powerfulist Pharaoh that ever lived. I believe he built the Abu Simbel. This tomb was the one of the biggest and most spectacular finds. (Rames II) mummy can be seen in the mummy room in the Cairo museum. And the weird... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

One of those sights that you should definitely see if you are doing a trip to the region. Ramesses II is such an important figure because he ruled for so long and thus was able to create so much for us to now see.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Absolutely amazing place. Take plenty of water and sun shade. This will blow your mind. Our guide from discover Egypt was soooooo knowledgable and nothing was too much trouble. Well worth the trouble to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you go to Egypt and can possibly get down to Abu Simbel, go there and see this amazing place. I remember the massive project to relocate this wonder of the world in the 1960s and thank goodness that they did. It is truly awe inspiring.

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

Ramses II temple was built to impress the visitors coming from the south and it certainly did! The four huge statues of Ramses outside are amazing. The inside is beautiful too. Both Ramses temple end his wife Nefertari temple were moved 60 meters higher during the sixties when the Egyptian president Nasser decided to build the great dam of Aswan.... More 

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

Definitely one of most impressive ancient monuments worldwide (not just in Egypt) and a very good reason to visit this southernmost Egyptian town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

From outside, this monument is amazing but not less then inside it! Infortunately, pictures are not allowed, so, pay attention to every little detail there. P.S: Be sure to know where your vehicle is parked or you can lose it (bus, van, etc).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Three things are amazing about this unique site: the size of the colossi in front so that they could be seen from the Nile is awesome; the narcissism of Ramses II must have also been awesome, and the signal these temples sent to those in the present day Sudan about Ramses II's power must have been frightening. Delighted to have... More 

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