Dismantling of Abu Simbel Statues, 1966
Dismantling of the statues of the Great Temple at Abu Simbel during the International Campaign for the Safeguard of the Nubian Monuments launched by UNESCO. Abu Simbel, Egypt, Nubia (9 February 1966)
Scaffolding Arch of Abu Simbel Great Temple, 1966
International campaign for the safeguarding of the Nubian monuments launched by UNESCO. In this photo, you can see the first arch of the scaffolding for the dome of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel under erection on its new site. Abu Simbel...
Abu Simbel Interior
Inside the Great Temple The architects of ancient Egypt in the 13th century BCE aligned the temple so that , on October 21 and February 21 (61 days before and 61 days after the winter solstice), the sun’s rays enter into the sanctuary...
Abu Simbel, Interior of the Temple of Hathor
The Temple of Hathor or "Small Temple" was constructed during the reign of Ramesses II (c. 1279 - c. 1213 BCE). It was dedicated to the goddess Hathor and Queen Nefertari, Ramesses' favourite wife. The temple's hypostyle hall is supported...
Abu Simbel, Facade of the Temple of Hathor
The Temple of Hathor or "Small Temple" was constructed during the reign of Ramesses II (c. 1279 - c. 1213 BCE). The Small Temple was dedicated to the goddess Hathor and Queen Nefertari, Ramesses' favourite wife. On the facade, six colossi...
Ancient Egyptian Architecture
Ancient Egyptian architecture is often associated closely with the pyramids of Giza but was actually quite diverse, taking a number of forms in the construction of administrative buildings, temples, tombs, palaces, and the private homes of...
The Small Temple, Abu Simbel
The Small Temple at Abu Simbel was dedicated to Hathor and Queen Nefertari, stands at a height of 40 feet (12 metres) and is 92 feet (28 metres) long. The temple is adorned with colossi across the front facade, three on either side of the...
Ramesses II, Abu Simbel
Four colossal statues of Ramesses II flank the entrance of his temple Abu Simbel.
Calligraphy of Abu Bakr
The vector version of the iconic calligraphy of the founder of the Rashidun Caliphate, Abu Bakr (c. 573 CE – 634 CE), which is prominent in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.
Approaching Abu Simbel by Boat
The two rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel (the Great Temple of Ramesses II and the Small Temple of his wife Nefertari) are situated on the west bank of the Nile in southern Egypt. As a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the...