Tim Dirven

Lake Nasser, EGYPT

The sculpted figures at the entrance to the monument of Pharaoh Ramesses II at Abu Simbel. The temples date from the 13th century BC and consist of two adjacent sanctuaries; one dedicated by pharaoh Ramesses II to his wife Nefertari and the Goddess Hathor and another serving as a monument to the pharaoh himself. A UNESCO-supervised operation to move the colossal carved rock temples began in 1963, before the spring floodwaters were due to build up behind the Aswan High Dam the following year and flood the ancient archaeological site.

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Tim Dirven
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