Located in Nubia in southern Egypt, on the western shore of Lake Nasser, it is a site of great archaeological interest that is made up of two rock-cut temples. To prevent them from disappearing underwater when the Aswan Dam was built, the Abu Simbel temples were relocated between 1964 and 1968 on an artificial hill. Competing in beauty and spectacularity with the very Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel is one of the most spectacular constructions in Egypt. The complex is made up of several buildings, among which the Temple of Ramses II stands out, a true symbol of Egypt thanks to its impressive façade made up of four 20-meter-high statues that were carved directly on the rock. Inside, huge rooms decorated with perfectly preserved frescoes surrounded by colossal statues, give way to different smaller rooms in a journey as artistic as it is mystical.Right next door is the Temple of Nefertari, Pharaoh's first and favorite wife. Smaller in size but equally beautiful, this temple's façade features six rock-carved figures and its interior is no match for the main temple either.Abu Simbel is a lasting testament to ingenuity and skill of the ancient Egyptians. Also, a sample of his deep connection with the divine. Without a doubt, it is one of the most valuable treasures declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.

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