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
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
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
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
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
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...
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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...