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Abu Simbel is an archaelogical site comprising two massive rock temples in southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser. It is part of the UNESCO world heritage site known as the Nubian Movements.
The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountain side during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century B.C. as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh and to intimidate his Nubian neighbor. However, the complex was relocated its entirety in the 1960s, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan dam reservoir.

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