Giant Foot at 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 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: Detail of one of the giant statues, between whose feet may be seen the statue of the royal children. The scale of the statue's proportions is indicated by the human figure.

Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt (October 1959)

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