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  • A village of southern Egypt on the Nile River. It is the site of massive rock temples dating from c. 1250 B.C. that were moved to higher ground (1964-1966) to avoid flooding from the Aswan High Dam.

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  • proper n. A village in the Aswan area, that is the site of several ancient temples.

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  • Rock-cut architecture occupies a predominantly significant place in the history of Architecture, but "the ritual goes back all the way to the Great Temple of Ramses, known as Abu Simbel," located along the Nile in Nubia.

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  • The blackness of the land around us lifted and the ridges of the endless desert became discernable, and we could now see the regularly spaced road signs with the decreasing distance to 'Abu Simbel', 'Abu Simble', 'Abo Simbel' and a couple of other variations.

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  • Hatshepsut, a woman of royal blood, ruled as pharaoh during this period, as did Tutankhamun and the long-lived Rameses the Great, famous for the colossal rock-cut statues he built at Abu Simbel as well as his war against the Hittites of Asia Minor.

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  • Courtesy of The Oberoi Zahra On a seven-day voyage from Luxor to Aswan, you still get the Indiana Jones-like thrill of peeking into King Tut's tomb, touring Karnak Temple and spending a morning at Abu Simbel.

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  • Egypt: Oberoi Zahra This Nile cruiser doesn't quite qualify as extreme adventure there is a spa, bathrooms are done in mosaic tiles, the dining room glows with back-lit alabaster walls, but on a seven-day voyage from Luxor to Aswan, you still get the Indiana Jones-like thrill of peeking into King Tut's tomb, touring Karnak Temple and spending a morning at Abu Simbel.

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  • If you can only go to one location pick Abu Simbel.

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  • Eight American tourists were killed in the pre-dawn accident as they drove from Aswan towards the Abu Simbel temple.

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  • Vulture took the First Pillar, charged at the First Vertex at Abu Simbel, eyeing it with barely concealed delight.

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  • It was the shot Zoe had taken of the golden plaque inside the First Vertex at Abu Simbel, the plaque that listed the names of all six Vertices:

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  • At all five of the other Vertices—from Abu Simbel to England, to Cape Town, Japan, and Diego Garcia—dazzling beams of light also now ignited, lancing down into the center of the Earth from the diamond-tipped peaks of their inverted pyramids.

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