Bas-Relief Inscriptions at Abu Simbel Great Temple

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 19th dynasty. On the facade, four colossuses about 67 feet / 20 meters high represent Rameses II (1290-1223 BCE). The complete work is 270 feet / 68 meters in depth, and entirely carved in the rock.

Shown here: Details of bas-relief and inscriptions of one of the holes of the Great Temple.

Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt (October 1959)

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