Photo depicting the hillock and the surroundings of the Abu Simbel temple in South Egypt. Out of the many monuments in Egypt dating to the time of the pharaohs, the more famous ones are the Pyramids and the Sphinx, but Abu Simbel is also one of the much visited ones. It is located in an isolated area, on the shores of the River Nile, at a distance of 260km from the nearest major civilization center, the city of Aswan (and would take around 3 hours to get there by road (in regulated convoys twice a day)). The hillock shown in the photo is an artificial hillock, constructed to move the temple when it was saved in an incredible engineering feat, moved from a lower level where it would have been submerged by the rising water levels of Lake Nasser.
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