Abu Simbel

Professors Michael and Neathery Fuller visited Abu Simbel in 2007.


Professors Michael and Neathery Fuller with their tour group at the entrance to Abu Simbel.



Abu Simbel.



Two of the four collosal statues of king Ramses II at Abu Simbel.



Smaller falcon-headed god between images of the seated king.



Smaller statues of wives and children arounds the legs of Ramsis II.



Inscriptions from 1830s era explorers.



Entryway reliefs of captive Nubians.



"Modern" ankh shaped key to the wooden door of the temple.



View of the lake water covering the original site of Abu Simbel.



Entryway with representations of Asiatic captives and the king's cartouche.



Abu Simbel resthouse with humorous sign.



Relief frieze of apes carved high up on the front of Abu Simbel.



Asiatic captives with headbands (silver?).



Captive Nubians from the entryway area.



Statue of Queen.



Small panel outside of temple.


Closeup of Asiatic captive with headband that appears to be composed of metal disks.



Asiatic captive with ear ring and beard.



Two seated collosal statues of Ramses II.



Knee view of Ramsis II colossal statue.



Shallow relief panel of Ramsis II and major gods and goddesses.



Queen's Temple at Abu Simbel.



Tourists in front of the Queen's Temple at Abu Simbel.



Defaced image of a Queen as Hathor, between Ramsis II statues, Queen's Temple.


Defaced face of the Queen as Hathor image at the entrance to the Queen's temple.



Images of Ramsis II on the Queen Temple.



Weathered panel showing Ramsis II fighting from a chariot. Near the Queen's temple.



Weathered panel near the Queen's Temple.



Weathered panel near the Queen's Temple.



Undamaged relief of the Queen from the the Queen's Temple.



Weathered lintel over the entrance to the Queen's Temple.

 


Special thanks to Neathery Fuller, Amira Fuller and to Dr. Morad Nasr (our guide to the sites).


Webpage constructed by Michael Fuller, 28 May 2008