This place is crowded by 9AM so a 6 o'clock visit is good. It is impressive because of the breadth of history the site covers, built by Amunhotep 3500 years ago, added to by Ramesses II 200 years later, modified by Alexander the Great (2500 years ago) and then the Romans (1700 years ago) and then buried and finally built on by the Arabs 1200 years ago.
There are many different styles of work here although the Egyptian work has similar iconography, just differently executed. The original reliefs are far superior in quality to the later Egyptian and Alexandrian carvings.
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