Abu Simbel

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A·bu Sim·bel

 (ä′bo͞o sĭm′bəl, -bĕl)
A village of southern Egypt on the Nile River. It is the site of massive rock temples dating from c. 1250 bc that were moved to higher ground (1964-1968) to avoid flooding from the Aswan High Dam.

Abu Simbel

(ˌæbuː ˈsɪmbəl)
(Placename) a former village in S Egypt: site of two temples of Rameses II, which were moved to higher ground (1966–67) before the area behind the Aswan High Dam was flooded. Also called: Ipsambul

A•bu Sim•bel

(ˈɑ bu ˈsɪm bɛl, -bəl)
a former village in S Egypt, on the Nile: inundated by Lake Nasser, created by the Aswan High Dam; site of two temples of Ramses II, now moved to higher ground.

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32-42), edits and translates the longest Phoenician inscriptions carved by visitors into the sandstone at an accessible spot at Abu Simbel, Egypt.
Reconstruction of Ramses II temple statues after relocation, Abu Simbel, Egypt, January 26, 1966.
FROM the awesome Great Pyramid at Cairo to the splendour of the Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, Egypt is much more than a tourist attraction.