thefield.value = "" As with other aspects regarding Abu Simbel (such as the date it was begun), the truth of either version of the story is open to interpretation and all that is known is that the original name for the complex, if it had a specific designation, has been lost. Sitemap - Privacy policy. Many believe that Abu Simbel was the name of a young local boy who had seen the buried temples through the shifting sands and guided Burckhardt to the site. Built by the greatest of the pharaohs, Ramesses II, which made it also known as the Temple of Ramses II or Ramesses II, these huge rock-cut temples marked the southern boundary of the Egyptian Empire with Nubia at the peak of … On these days, sunlight penetrates 55 meters (180 feet) into the inner sanctuary to illuminate the statues along the back wall. Between 1964 and 1968 CE, a massive undertaking was carried out in which both temples were dismantled and moved 213 feet (65 metres) up onto the plateau of the cliffs they once sat below and re-built 690 feet (210 metres) to the north-west of their original location. By the 6th century BC, the Great Temple was already covered in sand up to the knees of the statues, and both temples were eventually forgotten until rediscovered in the early nineteenth century. Abu Simbel Ausflug 1 Tagesausflug von Assuan (Sharing Bus & Egyptologist Guide) (ab 36,28 $) Privater Ausflug zu den Tempeln von Abu Simbel ab Assuan (ab 125,00 $) Private Tagestour nach Abu Simbel Tempel von Assuan - Private Tour (ab 120,00 $) Private Tour: Abu Simbel … function escramble(){ Ramses II chose the site because it was already sacred to Hathor, goddess of motherhood, joy and love. Hieroglyphs and images in this atrium depict in grand detail the king’s victory at the Battle of Kadesh. The temples are on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan. These splendid Abu Simbel temples are located in the Nubian village in southern Egypt about 230 km southwest of Aswan near the borders of Sudan. Despite all of their effort, the two were unable to dig out the entrance of the temple at that time. a+='lto:' Aswan Tourist Attractions. Ramesses' great victory at Kadesh (considered by modern scholars to be more of a draw than an Egyptian triumph) is also depicted in detail across the north wall of the Hypostyle Hall. The temple complex was commissioned by Ramesses II, one of ancient Egypt’s most renowned pharaohs. The Abu Simbel temples are two huge rock temples perched high on the western banks of Lake Nasser in the village of Abu Simbel. //--> Last modified May 09, 2018. The prestige of the queen is apparent in that, usually, a female is represented on a much smaller scale than the Pharaoh while, at Abu Simbel, Nefertari is rendered the same size as Ramesses. Beyond the first atrium, a second atrium opens up with four pillars decorated with images showing Ramses II embracing various gods. Egyptians: 4 EGP This site, Abu Simbel Temples, south of Aswan along Lake Nasser’s shore is the most famous in all of Egypt after the Giza Pyramids. Mark has lived in Greece and Germany and traveled through Egypt. Burckhardt, however, was unable to uncover the site, which was buried in sand up to the necks of the grand colossi and later mentioned this experience to his friend and fellow explorer Giovanni Belzoni.