Abu Simbel is an archaeological site in southern Egypt with two massive rock temples: the Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Nefertari.
Temple of Ramses II carved at Abu Simbel
The Temple of Ramses II is carved from living rock at Abu Simbel in southern Egypt.
Abu Simbel temples moved to save them from rising waters caused by Aswan Dam
To save the ancient temples of Abu Simbel from the rising waters caused by the Aswan Dam, the entire site is dismantled and reassembled 65 m higher and 200 m back from the river.
J.L. Burckhardt discovers top frieze of main temple at Abu Simbel
Swiss orientalist J.L. Burckhardt discovers the top frieze of the main temple at Abu Simbel, which has been buried in the sand for centuries.
Giovanni Belzoni is the first to enter Abu Simbel in over two millennia
Italian explorer Giovanni Belzoni is the first to enter the temple complex at Abu Simbel in over two millennia. He removes everything valuable and portable.
To save the ancient Nubian monuments of southern Egypt from rising waters caused by the Aswan Dam, an international fundraising campaign begins.