Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel Temples

The Abu Simbel Temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, southern Egypt. The construction of the temple complex started in approximately 1264 BC and lasted for about 20 years, until 1244 BC. The site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, as part of Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Aswan Governorate

Category: Ancient Temples

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ancient Egyptians

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae

Date of Inscription: 1979

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