A14 - Abu Simbel Tour by Car from Aswan
Abu Simbel tour by air-conditioned minivan or minibus Situated 280km south of Aswan. the magnificent monuments carved into solid rock 3,000 years ago. In a monumental feat of modern engineering, these massive temples were moved to their present location when construction of the Aswan High Dam in 1960 created Lake Nasser and flooded their original location. This extraordinary operation to save one of the worlds greatest treasures took years and the efforts of an international team of engineers and archaeologists.The two temples at Abu Simbel were built by Egypts great Pharaoh Ramses II (Egypts longest-ruling king) as a tribute to the deities and his favorite wife Nefertari. Four colossal statues, 60 feet high and directly facing the rising sun, are of the pharaoh himself, with his queen and daughters at his feet. More tremendous statues surround you as you enter the temple. And in the very depths of the temple, Ramses sits in state flanked by the gods to whom the construction is dedicated. (Minimum 2 PAX)
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