A short plane flight south from Aswan and we see Abu Simbel. It is an astounding piece of Pharaonic Egyptian architecture. Built by Ramses II, it marked the border between Egypt itself and the southern nation of the Nubians. There are two temples, both originally built into a rock face. Ther Great Temple is dedicated to Ra, the sun god, and the smaller temple is dedicated to Ramses II's favorite wife, Nerfertari. Start by clicking on the first picture for a slide show.

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