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After their exploration along the Nile on the Triton, they disembarked and took a private flight to Abu Simbel where they visited the Temple of Ramses II.    When the Nile was dammed at Aswan and Lake Nasser was created, this entire temple was removed stone-by-stone from it’s original location and raised 200 feet, piece by piece, to where it stands today.  It cost $40 million dollars to move the temple to higher ground and it was accomplished from 1964 to 1968.    It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site known as the Nubian monuments which run from Abu Simbel to Philae near Aswan. 

Sally and Steve in front of the Temple of Ramses II.  These four huge statues of Ramses are each 65 feet high and the guard the entrance to the temple. They were one of six rock temples built in 1244 B.C.   They were eventually were covered with sand and in the 1800’s were rediscovered by a boy by the name of Abu Simbel.   

Nubians taken at the Egypt/Sudan border.  

Our thanks to Steve for sharing his amazing photos with us.

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