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Encyclopedia > New Kalabsha

The area known as New Kalabsha is located by the Aswan High Dam, south of Aswan in Egypt. Map of Egypt showing the location of Aswan and Lake Nasser. ... Aswan (أسوان Aswān) (24 05 N 32 56 E, population 200,000) is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the governorate of the same name. ...


It houses several important temples, structures and other remains that have been relocated here to avoid the rising waters of Lake Nasser. The major remains are described below; View of Lake Nasser from Abu Simbel Map showing the location of Lake Nasser Lake Nasser (Arabic: Buhayrat Nasir) is a vast artificial lake in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. ...

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Kalabsha Temple

This is the major structure here, and the whole area is named after it. Originally located in Kalabsha, this Roman Period temple to Mandulis was relocated here in 1970. It was build by Emperor Augustus, and was the largest free-standing temple of Egyptian Nubia. The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ... The famous statue of Octavian at the Prima Porta Caesar Augustus (Latin:IMP·CAESAR·DIVI·F·AVGVSTVS) ¹ (23 September 63 BC–19 August AD 14), known to modern historians as Octavian for the period of his life prior to 27 BC, is considered the first and one of the most... Today Nubia is the region in the south of Egypt, along the Nile and in northern Sudan, but in ancient times it was an independent kingdom. ...


Gerf Hussein

The temple of Gerf Hussein (originally known as Per Ptah, or the "House of Ptah") is dedicated to Ramesses II, and was built by the Viceroy of Nubia, Setau. Originally it was partially free-standing, and partially rock-cut. During the flooding of Lake Nasser the free-standing section was dismantled and has been reconstructed at New Kalabsha. Most of the rock cut temple was left in place and is now submerged beneath the waters. Ramesses II, Abu Simbel Ramesses II (also known as Ramesses the Great and alternatively transcribed as Ramses and Rameses) was an Egyptian pharaoh of the nineteenth dynasty. ... Today Nubia is the region in the south of Egypt, along the Nile and in northern Sudan, but in ancient times it was an independent kingdom. ... View of Lake Nasser from Abu Simbel Map showing the location of Lake Nasser Lake Nasser (Arabic: Buhayrat Nasir) is a vast artificial lake in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. ...


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Beit al-Wali

This rock-cut temple was moved from its original location, to rescue it from the waters of Lake Nasser by a Polish archaeological team. It is dedicated to Ramesses II, and the gods of Amun and Anukis (amongst others). It was originally decorated in bright colours, but these were mostly removed by a 'squeeze' taken in the 19th Century (the results of this squeeze is now on display in the British Museum). View of Lake Nasser from Abu Simbel Map showing the location of Lake Nasser Lake Nasser (Arabic: Buhayrat Nasir) is a vast artificial lake in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. ... Ramesses II, Abu Simbel Ramesses II (also known as Ramesses the Great and alternatively transcribed as Ramses and Rameses) was an Egyptian pharaoh of the nineteenth dynasty. ... Amun (also spelt Amon, Amoun, Amen, and rarely Imenand, and spelt in Greek as Ammon, and Hammon) was the name of a deity, in Egyptian mythology, who gradually rose to become one of the most important, before disappearing back into the shadows. ... In Egyptian mythology, Anuket (the embracer) was the goddess of the Nile River and was worshipped at Elephantine Island, alongside Chnum and Satis. ... The main entrance to the British Museum The British Museum in London is the United Kingdoms - and one of the worlds - largest and most important museums of human history and culture. ...


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Al-Ahram Weekly | Travel | In the company of scholars (1981 words)
My trip to New Kalabsha and Abu Simbel -- without the family -- was unhurried enough to allow me to regain my cool, at the same time it was educational enough to inspire a new burst of enthusiasm to greet the new year.
To upgrade the area, said culture minister Farouk Hosni, it was decided to transport to New Kalabsha some of the sculptures created by artists competing in the annual international symposium in Aswan.
The new programme uses computer simulation to depict the history of the monuments as well as the period in which this greatest and best-known of Pharaohs, Ramses II, lived.
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