Abu SimbelPharaoh Ramesses II and Queen Nefertari Temples
Sahara Dessert, Abu Simbel, and Lake Nasser
Early morning trek through the Sahara Dessert until we reach Lake Nasser. The temples of Abu Simbel are massively magnificent. Standing beneath the enormous statues you cannot help but have reverence for Ramesses II and Queen Nefertari.
The temples at Abu Simbel are perfectly aligned to allow sunlight to illuminate seated statues of the sun gods Re-Horakhte and Amon-Re, as well as a statue of King Ramses II. The statues sit in the company of the Theban god of darkness, Ptah (who remains in the shadows all year). You can witness the phenomena twice a year, February 22, a day celebrating the king’s birthday and again on October 22, a day celebrating his coronation.
Abu Simbel Temples
In the 13th century BC, during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II, these 2 massive temples were carved out of the mountain to honor Ramesses II and his queen Nefertari to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh.
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