Find out the story behind those glorious temples and all about Abu Simbel trip from Aswan.
A masterpiece made by the ancient pharaohs and its legacy proceeded by Egypt's efforts. This temple was about to drown but all forces gathered around to save it and move it from elephantine island.
A temple worth saving:
You may wonder what makes those temple's so special on Aswan's land?
Well, It’s not just a temple it’s a living phenomenon in Egypt, The phenomenon of sun-perpetuating on the face of the statue of Pharaoh Ramesses II.
It happens twice a year in the temple, the first corresponds to October 22 and the second to February 22 each year.
The temple of Abu simple is considered one of the most famous attractions in both Luxor and Aswan.
Abu Simbel history
The story about the temples goes back in time where Ramsis II decided to build the complex in philae and in the most important country in Egypt. Nubia had significant importance due to being the center of trade.
The word Nubia itself means gold, it was a source of gold and many more goods.
Therefore, a lot of the goods were imported outside which made the Nubian culture so rich.
Discovering Abu simple temple
The temple complex was founded and carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC, during the 19th Dynasty reign.
It contains two temples, the Grand Temple of Abu Simbel, dedicated to the nobles.
In addition to the worship of 'Aa Hur Sakhty', 'Amon Ra'ah and the King himself all of their statues are shown.
You will also find the small temple of Abu Simbel, 100 meters from the first temple dedicated to the worship of Higgur and Queen Nefertari, the main wife of the king.
Also, you may as well find illustrations of Hathor in the temple.
The Swiss traveler "Johan Ludwig Borchart", known as "Ibrahim Borchart", discovered the site in 1813 when a child named "Abu Simbel" took him.