Great Temple of Ramses II This temple is located in the

5/31/2021, 10:52:57 PM
Great Temple of Ramses II This temple is located in the south of Aswan in the Abu Simbel area . Carved out of the mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 BC . Over the centuries both the Nile and the desert sands shifted, and this temple was lost to the world until 1813, when it was rediscovered by chance by the Swiss explorer Jean-Louis Burckhardt. Only one of the heads was completely showing above the sand, the next head was broken off and, of the remaining two, only the crowns could be seen. Enough sand was cleared away in 1817 by Giovanni Belzoni for the temple to be entered. Source : lonelyplanet Photographer ūüď∑ @wayne _and_ling

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