Abu Simbel is famous for its two temples that were commissioned by Ramses II in the 13th century bc. One temples is to honour himself and one of them is to honour his queen Nefertari. Both temples are carved into the side of the mountain. What makes these temples even more special is that they were moved between 1964 and 1968 from the Nile valley to a 65 meter higher plateau to avoid the temples from being flooded by lake Nasser after construction of the Aswan Dam. They cut the mountains and the temples into large blocks and just moved them!
Abu Simbel, temple of Ramses II
Very impressive up close…
Very big inside as well!
The walls are full of carvings depicting Ramses II many battles and victories.
He contemplating as well….
And then breakfast buffet!
And after that me doing laundry
Giving the posh bike a wash as well…
And then lunch!
Sunset over lake Nasser during dinner!