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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Abu Sunbul, Upper Egypt, Egypten_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1279-1250 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-1279--1250en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-12T19:28:00Z
dc.date.available2013-04-12T19:28:00Z
dc.date.issued-1279--1250en_US
dc.identifier208484en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 765en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/116358
dc.descriptionA stele or dedication plaque on the viewer's right of the Small Temple; Abu Simbel is a site in Egypt, on the west bank of the Nile in Lower Nubia, 280 km south of Aswan. With the construction of the Aswan Dam in the early 1960s, the temple complex was one of a number of ancient monuments saved by being moved to a new site. Having been cut into pieces and reassembled, it now stands on the shores of Lake Nasser, 64 m higher and 180 m west of its ancient site. It was already an ancient sacred site when Ramesses II (reigned ca. 1279-ca. 1213 BCE) chose it for his most grandiose, and most famous, Nubian monument. The construction of the Great and Small Temples of Abu Simbel began in the early years of Ramesses II, and they were completed by around the 25th year of his reign. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the 'Nubian Monuments', which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan). Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/15/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; sandstoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectRamses II, King of Egypten_US
dc.subjectNew Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.subjectNineteenth Dynastyen_US
dc.subjectRamesside perioden_US
dc.titleAbu Simbel; Dedication Plaquesen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-AS-3-B9en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes)en_US
vra.worktypeexcavation (site)en_US
vra.worktypesteleen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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