Thursday, February 11, 2021

POTD: Artificial Cliff at Abu Simbel

From 2019 11 20 Abu Simbel
Today's photo-of-the-day is from the entrance to the Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel south of Aswan, Egypt. It's looking "next door" at the Temple of his consort Nefertari. That temple's entrance, not visible in the photo, is around the cliff to the right in the photo. The photo shows instead the artificial cliff that was built to hold Nefertari's temple, which was moved from its original location due to rising waters caused by the construction of the Aswan High Dam.

Bonus photo after the jump.

From 2019 11 20 Abu Simbel
Cliff lower right: temple entrance

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