Mike Chowla
Egypt & Jordan 2009:

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel is one of the most amazing places I've ever been. The 4 images of Ramses II, carved out of the mountain, tower over visitors. Abu Simbel is in far south of modern Egypt, only 80 miles from the Sudanese border, in what was ancient Nubia. Located on Nile, before Lake Nassar was created by the Aswan High Dam, this temple must have awed all who passed by just as it awes visitors today. Today it is on the shores of Lake Nassar.