Egypt: The Abu Simbel Temple Complex – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

Watch the full episode: Built by Ramses II in about 1250 BC, the temple of Abu Simbel is one of Egypt’s must-sees. About 50 years ago, it was at risk of being submerged by the creation of Lake Nasser. Thanks to a heroic effort, the ancient temple was cut into huge blocks and moved to the location where it stands today.
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