Abu Simbel Temples 1244 BC

Abu Simbel Temples 1244 BC

Wonders of the World

The site of Abu Simbel is one of the most recognizable ancient sites in Egypt. Built in 1244 B.C., Abu Simbel contains two temples, carved into a mountainside. The larger of the two temples contains four colossal statues of a seated pharaoh Ramesses II (1303-1213 B.C.) at its entrance, each about 69 feet (21 meters) tall.

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