Dedicated to the Pharaoh Ramses II (1304-1237 BC), and his beloved queen Nefertari, the two temples at Abu Simbel stand on the shores looking out over Lake Nasser. They were discovered covered in sand by the Swiss explorer Burckhardt in 1813, and later moved as part of an UNESCO-funded project when the Aswan Dam was built and the waters of the lake rose significantly.
Egypt things to see and do
45 Rockefeller Plaza #2305, New York, 10111, United States
Tel: (212) 332 2570
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1800.
Egyptian House, 3rd Floor, 170 Piccadilly, London, W1V 9EJ, United Kingdom
Tel: (020) 7493 5283.
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 0930-1630.