Abu Simbel; Dedication Plaques (Abu Sunbul, Egypt) : A stele or dedication plaque on the viewer's right of the Small Temple

Creator:
unknown (Egyptian (ancient)
Published/Created:
Abu Sunbul, Upper Egypt, Egypt
ca. 1279-1250 BCE
Date Depicted:
8/20/2003
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
sandstone
stone
Notes:
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).
Period/Style:
19th Dynasty
New Kingdom
Ramesside period
Culture:
Egyptian (ancient)
Accession Number:
1A3-EG-AS-3-B2
Genre:
archaeological sites (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; rulers and leaders; Ramses II, King of Egypt carving built works; monuments; stelae; complexes; sites (locations); archaeological sites; excavations (sites)
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module One
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
8/20/2003
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
Number of Scans:
job 4152-v
OID:
10113782
PID:
digcoll:1850922