Definitions for "Abu Simbel"
Keywords:  simbel, nasser, egypt, temples, massive
Site of two massive rock temples build by Ramesses II of Egypt around c. 1250 BC. Abu Simbel was originally located on the banks of the nile. It was moved in the 1960s onto the shore of Lake Nasser.
Abu Simbel (Arabic أبو سنبل or أبو سمبل) is an archaeological site comprising two massive rock temples in southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 290 km southwest of Aswan. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments" http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/88, which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan).