from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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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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.