Hieroglyphics Detail, Abu Simbel

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by UNESCO / Laurenza
published on 25 October 2018

Great Temple (height: 110 feet / 33 meters, width: 127 feet / 38 meters) built under the XIXth Dynasty. On the facade four colossuses about 67 feet / 20 meters high represent Rameses II (1290-1223 BCE). The complete work is about 210 feet / 63 meters in depth and entirely carved in the rock.

Shown here: Detailed hieroglyphics of the terrace. In the frame: two of the names of the King Rameses II.

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