Rank: Top 100
Wonder Type: Cultural
The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples, twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh. Their huge external rock relief figures have become iconic. [More Details]
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