The Mysteries of Abu Simbel: Ramesses II and the Temples of the Rising Sun (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Mysteries of Abu Simbel The temples of Abu Simbel have fascinated travellers since they became known to the Western world in the 19th century. Designed to be a companion on a visit to the monuments, this text contains a biography of Ramesses II, a history of Nubia, a description of the High Dam project, and much more.
- Published: 30 April 2001
- Format: Paperback 64 pages
- ISBN 13: 9789774246234 ISBN 10: 9774246233
- Sales rank: 757,103
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The temples of Abu Simbel have fascinated travellers since they became known to the Western world in the 19th century. Since the 1960s when the rising waters created by the Aswan High Dam threatened to engulf the site, visitors' imaginations have been captivated by the elaborate international rescue operation. This text features: a brief, clear history of the ancient kingdom of Nubia and its relationship with Egypt; description and explanation of the High Dam project; extensive details of the salvage operation of the temples at Abu Simbel; a biography of Ramesses II; and descriptions of the artistic highlights in the temples.