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Lake Nasser is more than 500 miles long and provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt!
The construction of the High Dam at Aswan led to the creation of the world's biggest man made lake; Lake Nasser, and with it the opportunity to cruise its picturesque, unpopulated and tranquil waters on board luxuriously furbished vessels, visiting a selection of quieter temples and ancient sights.
Amada Temple Was created as a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Cruising the Lake is an enjoyable way to see serene desert vistas and a variety of temples. The Amada temple of Thutmose III and Amunhotep II displays a vivid collection of brightly painted reliefs of the kings before gods. The sandstone temple is dedicated to Amon Ra and Ra Harrakte. This temple has been moved 2.5 km from its original sight.
Wadi Seboua Temple
The Wadi Seboua temple of Rameses II is dedicated to two gods: Amon Ra and Ra Harmakis and was first documented in 1905-1907 by the first Egyptian Expedition of the Oriental Institute, led by James Henry Breasted. The temple today is situated 4 km to the west of its original sight. It is one of the group of temples relocated by UNESCO.
Fortress of Kasr Ibrim
Remains from the Nubian pharaohs and Roman era inhabitants. Kasr Ibrim was the strategic sight of a fortress during the pharaonic times due to its elevated position.
Through the Middle ages, a stone church was erected there which was later converted into mosque. Kasr Ibrim is the only construction still maintaining its original location.
Abu Simbel - Two Temples
Ramses II constructed the two great temples in Abu Simbel, one for himself and one for his Nubian wife Nefertari. The two temples at Abu Simbel are perhaps some of most magnificent monuments in the world. The temples face east to receive the rays of the rising sun. It is said that twice a year, the sun shines on the face of the King: once on his birthday and once on his coronation day.
Ramses II built the Great Temple to honor himself and the gods of the state. The four seated statues of Ramses are about 20 meters in height. At the feet of Ramses stand the statues of his favorite children. Many stelae were found at the southern end of the temple, including the famous Marriage Stela. This stela describes the arrival of the Hittite princess to Egypt to marry Ramses following the treaty with the Hittites.
Abu Simbel - Hathor
The Temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel was built by Ramses II (c.1279-1213 B.C.E.) to honor both Hathor as the goddess of love/music and his wife Nefertari as the deified queen. On each side of the entrance, two statues of Ramses flank one of Nefertari dressed as Hathor. The colossal statues, in turn, flank smaller statues of their children.
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