Travel Tuesday: Abu Simbel

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Ramses the Great was GREAT. As this monument suggests.  He let everyone know that he was the HPIC! The twin temples of Abu Simbel were carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses The Great in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari. The complex was relocated in its entirety in the 1960s to avoid their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of a dam on the Nile. Abu Simbel remains a top Egypt tour destination.

Yes, it’s on my bucket list of places to visit.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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