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The Temple of Ramesses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt. | by © Libyan Soup
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The Temple of Ramesses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt.

Four colossal 20 metre statues represent Ramesses II, seated on a throne and wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. The statue to the left of the entrance was damaged in an earthquake, leaving only the lower part of the statue still intact. The head and torso can still be seen at the statue's feet.

 

The facade of the temple which is 35 meters wide and is topped by a frieze of 22 baboons.

 

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Taken on October 28, 2007