The Abu Simbel Temple, one of the temples included in our Egypt tours, is one of Aswan's top tourist attractions and has acquired a degree of fame comparable to that of the Giza Pyramids. The Ramses II Temple, built by the greatest of all kings, Ramses II, includes both the main building of King Ramses II and the smaller temple, the Nefertiti temple, which was built in honor of his adored wife Nefertiti.
This blog covers the history of Abu Simbel, the key information about Abu Simbel, and a description of the inside. While you learn about Abu Simbel, enjoy our Egypt day tours. Thus, keep reading.
When it started in 1964, one of the biggest undertakings in history had the goal of protecting historical sites from the Nile's flood from sinking this ancient civilization beneath so that Egypt travel packages would not be destroyed. The Temple of Abu Simbel, which was disassembled and relocated to its current location beside Lake Nasser, was one of the temples that was preserved.
The most valuable temples at Abu Simbel that will amaze you during Egypt Luxury tours, it will sustain long-term harm as a result of the construction of the Aswan Dam, according to a 1959 letter from the governments of Egypt and Sudan to Unesco begging for assistance in their preservation. Foreign governments' help allowed for the preservation of Abu Simbel's Ramses II Temple and Nefertari Crossing.
Up until Vattenbyggnadsbyrn, a Swedish company, figured out the mechanics of moving the temples, international funds were donated for the rescue mission in 1960. To move the temple without causing any damage, the walls, ceilings, and sculptures had to be painstakingly cut. The temple's statues and walls were really torn up into 20 - 30 tonne pieces. This large-scale project was dangerous, and several Swedish companies participated, led by Atlas Copco, Sandvik, Skanska Cement, and Syntab. All this historical information will be relevant during Egypt Classic tours.
Two temples can be found through our Egypt budget tours. The Small Temple is dedicated to Ramses II's wife, Queen Nefertari, while the Great Temple is dedicated to Ramses II himself. Should we do a brief Aswan day tours to Abu Simbel with a knowledgeable Egyptologist?
One of the largest and most impressive temples in Aswan, as well as in Egypt adventure tours and the rest of the globe, is the Temple of Ramses II. It was built to house Ramses II, the deity Amun, and the gods Ra-Harakhty and Ptah.
Four enormous statues depicting King Ramses II seated on his throne and encircled by hieroglyphic embellishments can be seen at the temple's entrance. These sculptures commemorate King Ramses II's greatest victory in the Battle of Cadiz.
When you first enter the enormous temple during your Egypt spiritual tours, you will see numerous famous persons and various apartments belonging to Ramses II. The most noteworthy room and considered a miracle is the final sacred chamber. Except for two days a year when the sun shines into the room, this chamber is always black. This miracle did not occur by accident! Instead, it was the result of engineering, architectural, and astronomical research that altered the timing of the sun's perpendicular to the face of the Ramses II monument every year till the present.
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