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Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel
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Copyright: Vadym Harkusha (petropavel) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 10] (118)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-12
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-24 11:16
Viewed: 1963
Points: 4
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Abu Simbel (Arabic: أبو سنبل‎ or أبو سمبل) is an archaeological site comprising two massive rock temples in southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 290 km southwest of Aswan. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments",[1] which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan).

The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh, and to intimidate his Nubian neighbors. However, the complex was relocated in its entirety in the 1960s, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan dam reservoir.

The relocation of the temples was necessary to avoid their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan dam on the Nile River. Abu Simbel remains one of Egypt's top tourist attractions
Because of multitude and short time I couldn't think it over. Now, I'm trying to show my impression with some additional PP.

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Ladny kadr i kompozycja.
Piekna prezentacja ciekawych elementow Siatyni.
Dobra kolorystyka i ostrosc,ciekawa notka.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-02-26 11:48]

Hello Vadym
Great POV and a very well done pp work, almost graphic, adding a new look to a classic image.
Great posting (image and note).
Best regards, mb

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