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Worker on Colossal Foot, Abu Simbel
Imageby UNESCO / Nenadovic

Worker on Colossal Foot, Abu Simbel

The International Campaign for the safeguard of of the Nubian monuments was launched by UNESCO. A worker seated on one of the feet of the Great Temple statues during the dismantling work. Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt (9 February 1966)
Abu Simbel - Work in Progess
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Abu Simbel - Work in Progess

View of work in progress, during the repositioning of the temples of Abu Simbel, relocated 60 meters high and 200 meters back from its original position
Temple of Hathor, Abu Simbel
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Temple of Hathor, Abu Simbel

Temple of Hathor or "Small Temple" - constructed during the 19th Dynasty. On the facade, six colossuses represent Rameses II (1290-1223 BCE) and his wife, Queen Nefertari, shown as the Goddess Hathor. Alongside each colossus are small figures...
Abu Simbel - Plastic
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Abu Simbel - Plastic

Final plastic, which shows the original position of the temples of Abu Simbel (1300 BC) and the final position after the grand relocation.
Surveying Abu Simbel's Great Temple
Imageby UNESCO / Paul Almasy

Surveying Abu Simbel's Great Temple

An expert making a detailed survey in the sanctuary of the Great Temple. In the background —from left to right— the seated statues of Ptah, Amun, Rameses II and Harakhte. Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt (March 1960)
Statues Outside the Temple of Abu Simbel
Imageby David Roberts / Wellcome Collection

Statues Outside the Temple of Abu Simbel

Statues outside the temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt. Coloured lithograph by Louis Haghe after David Roberts, 1849 CE. Wellcome Collection, London. David Roberts travelled in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly Egypt, from 1838...
Abbasid Dynasty
Definitionby Syed Muhammad Khan

Abbasid Dynasty

The Abbasids were an Arabic dynasty that initially ruled over most of the Islamic empire (save some western parts) after assuming the caliphate in 750 CE, later on, their empire fragmented, however, they retained spiritual supremacy as caliphs...
Ibadat Khana
Definitionby Manya Rathore

Ibadat Khana

The House of Worship or the Ibadat Khana was established by Mughal Emperor Akbar (1542-1605 CE) for conducting religious debates and discussions among theologians and professors of different religions. Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar...
Queen Tamar
Definitionby Michael Goodyear

Queen Tamar

Tamar was the queen of Georgia from 1184 to 1213 CE. She is considered one of the greatest of medieval Georgia's monarchs, and she presided over its greatest territorial expansion, taking advantage of the decline of other major powers in...
Abu Simbel Interior
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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...
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