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Abu Simbel Collection

Abu Simbel, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site in Egypt's North Africa, is a treasure trove of ancient wonders

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Colossi of Ramses II, floodlit, Great Temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Colossi of Ramses II, floodlit, Great Temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Abu Simbel Egypt, Tourist inside Temple (NR)

Abu Simbel Egypt, Tourist inside Temple (NR)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Abu Simbel, Egypt, North Africa

Abu Simbel, Egypt, North Africa

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Giant limestone statues of Rameses II, Temple of Rameses, Abu Simbel, Egypt, 1836

Giant limestone statues of Rameses II, Temple of Rameses, Abu Simbel, Egypt, 1836. Artist: David Roberts
Giant limestone statues of Rameses II, Temple of Rameses, Abu Simbel, Egypt, 1836. The reign of the Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Rameses II (ruled 1279-1213 BC)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, Nubia, c19th century. Artist: David Roberts

The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, Nubia, c19th century. Artist: David Roberts
The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, Nubia, 19th century. A plate from Egypt and Nubia, Volume 1. Found in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Close up of sculpture on Great Temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Egypt

Close up of sculpture on Great Temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Egypt

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Egypt, Abu Simbel, Lighted facade of Small Temple of Hathor for Queen Nefertari

Egypt, Abu Simbel, Lighted facade of Small Temple of Hathor for Queen Nefertari

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Tourists enjoying the site, Colossi of Ramses II, Sun Temple, Abu Simbel, UNESCO

Tourists enjoying the site, Colossi of Ramses II, Sun Temple, Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: AF, Egypt, Abu Simbel. Colossal Figures of Ramesses II, Great Temple of Ramessess II

AF, Egypt, Abu Simbel. Colossal Figures of Ramesses II, Great Temple of Ramessess II

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Tourists in front of the Temple of Re-Herakhte, built for Ramses II

Tourists in front of the Temple of Re-Herakhte, built for Ramses II, also known as the Sun or Great Temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nubia, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nubia, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nubia, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Temple of Ramasses (Ramses) II (Ramses the Great), at night, Abu Simbel

Temple of Ramasses (Ramses) II (Ramses the Great), at night, Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nubia, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Highly decorated facade of the Abu Simbel alabaster factory, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Highly decorated facade of the Abu Simbel alabaster factory, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Egypt, Abu Simbel, Statues and Temple of Ramses II, main chamber, reliefs

Egypt, Abu Simbel, Statues and Temple of Ramses II, main chamber, reliefs

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Front of the Great Temple in Abu Simbel, Giant sandstone statues of Ramses II

Front of the Great Temple in Abu Simbel, Giant sandstone statues of Ramses II
5669377 Front of the Great Temple in Abu Simbel, Giant sandstone statues of Ramses II. By Canon G Frederick Weston, 1850 (watercolour); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Temple of Ramses II, 1856

Temple of Ramses II, 1856
3480238 Temple of Ramses II, 1856; (add.info.: Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, Egypt, 1856. Photograph by Maxime Du Camp (1822 -1894) a French writer and photographer

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Statue of Ramses II from Abu Simbel rock temple

Statue of Ramses II from Abu Simbel rock temple
3480446 Statue of Ramses II from Abu Simbel rock temple; (add.info.: Statue of Ramses II from Abu Simbel rock temple in Nubia, southern Egypt)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt, 1841

Temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt, 1841
3480442 Temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt, 1841; (add.info.: Temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt 1841. By French architect, Hector Horeau; 1801 - 1872.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Interior of the Abu Simbel rock temples to Pharaoh Ramesses II (Ramses Ii)

Interior of the Abu Simbel rock temples to Pharaoh Ramesses II (Ramses Ii) and his queen Nefertiti, Nubia
FLO4568965 Interior of the Abu Simbel rock temples to Pharaoh Ramesses II (Ramses Ii) and his queen Nefertiti, Nubia, southern Egypt

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Abu Simbel rock temples to Pharaoh Ramesses II and his queen Nefertiti, Nubia, southern Egypt

Abu Simbel rock temples to Pharaoh Ramesses II and his queen Nefertiti, Nubia, southern Egypt
FLO4568958 Abu Simbel rock temples to Pharaoh Ramesses II and his queen Nefertiti, Nubia, southern Egypt. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuch's Bilderbuch fur Kinder

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Abu Simbel, Aswan, Egypt. Colorful basket souvenirs at a tourist shop. (Editorial Use Only)

Abu Simbel, Aswan, Egypt. Colorful basket souvenirs at a tourist shop. (Editorial Use Only)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Abu Simbel, Aswan, Egypt. Colorful basket souvenirs at a tourist shop. (Editorial Use Only)

Abu Simbel, Aswan, Egypt. Colorful basket souvenirs at a tourist shop. (Editorial Use Only)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: The Crystal Palace at Sydenham - the Egyptian Avenue: Colossal Figures from Aboo Simbel, 1854

The Crystal Palace at Sydenham - the Egyptian Avenue: Colossal Figures from Aboo Simbel, 1854. Creator: Unknown
The Crystal Palace at Sydenham - the Egyptian Avenue: Colossal Figures from Aboo Simbel, 1854. Replicas of Ancient Egyptian scuptures from the temple of Abu Simbel, on display in South London

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Temple Of Abu Simbel, c.1870. Creator: Antonio Beato

Temple Of Abu Simbel, c.1870. Creator: Antonio Beato
Temple Of Abu Simbel, c.1870

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Temple of Abu Simbel, 1856 (salted paper print from paper negative)

Temple of Abu Simbel, 1856 (salted paper print from paper negative)
XOS5884206 Temple of Abu Simbel, 1856 (salted paper print from paper negative) by Murray, Robert (1822-93); 18.2x23.2 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: By Robert Murray (British)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Egypt, Abu Simbel, The Great Temple and The small temple - known as Temple of Hathor

Egypt, Abu Simbel, The Great Temple and The small temple - known as Temple of Hathor

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Egypt, Abu Simbel, Temple of Nefertari and Hathor

Egypt, Abu Simbel, Temple of Nefertari and Hathor

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Ancient Egypt, Wall painting/carving, Cartouche of Rameses II, Temple of Rameses II and Nefertari

Ancient Egypt, Wall painting/carving, Cartouche of Rameses II, Temple of Rameses II and Nefertari, Abu Simbel (photo)
3476489 Ancient Egypt, Wall painting/carving, Cartouche of Rameses II, Temple of Rameses II and Nefertari, Abu Simbel (photo); (add.info.: Ancient Egypt, Wall painting/carving)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: The temple of Hathor and Nefertari (The Small Temple of Abu Simbel), UNESCO World Heritage Site

The temple of Hathor and Nefertari (The Small Temple of Abu Simbel), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Abu Simbel, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Detail of The Great Temple of Abu Simbel with its iconic 20 meter tall seated colossal statues of

Detail of The Great Temple of Abu Simbel with its iconic 20 meter tall seated colossal statues of Ramses II (Ramses The Great), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Abu Simbel, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Interior view of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel with its successively smaller chambers leading to

Interior view of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel with its successively smaller chambers leading to the sanctuary, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Abu Simbel, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: The Great Temple of Ramesses ll, Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

The Great Temple of Ramesses ll, Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: The Small Temple of Hathor and Nefertari, Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Small Temple of Hathor and Nefertari, Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Abu Simbel (colour litho)

Abu Simbel (colour litho)
6023348 Abu Simbel (colour litho) by Du Cane, Ella (1874-1943); Private Collection; (add.info.: Abu Simbel. Illustration for The Banks of the Nile painted by Ella du Cane)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: EGYPT 'The Eastern Colossus of Abu Simbel'(profile)

EGYPT "The Eastern Colossus of Abu Simbel"(profile)
6202880 EGYPT " The Eastern Colossus of Abu Simbel" (profile) by Du Camp, Maxime (1822-94); (add.info.: EGYPT " The Eastern Colossus of Abu Simbel" (profile)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Colossal Figures In Front Of The Great Temple Of Aboo-Simbel. 1842-1846 (engraving)

Colossal Figures In Front Of The Great Temple Of Aboo-Simbel. 1842-1846 (engraving)
7212163 Colossal Figures In Front Of The Great Temple Of Aboo-Simbel. 1842-1846 (engraving) by Haghe, Louis (1806-85); (add.info.: Colossal Figures In Front Of The Great Temple Of Aboo-Simbel)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Photo of the colossus of Abu Simbel, egypt (photo)

Photo of the colossus of Abu Simbel, egypt (photo)
6202882 Photo of the colossus of Abu Simbel, egypt (photo) by Du Camp, Maxime (1822-94); (add.info.: EGYPT " Colossus of Abu Simbel")

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Ibsamboul, Partie Meridionale Du Speos D Hathor;Nubie, 1849 / 51, printed 1852

Ibsamboul, Partie Meridionale Du Speos D Hathor;Nubie, 1849 / 51, printed 1852
Ibsamboul, Partie Meridionale Du Speos D Hathor; Nubie, 1849/51, printed 1852. A work made of salted paper print, plate 110 from the album " egypte, nubie, palestine et syrie" (1852)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Ibsamboul, Sculptures de l Entree du Speos de Phre, Nubie, 1849 / 51

Ibsamboul, Sculptures de l Entree du Speos de Phre, Nubie, 1849 / 51
Ibsamboul, Sculptures de l Entree du Speos de Phre, Nubie, 1849/51, printed 1852. A work made of salted paper print, plate 105 from the album " egypte, nubie, palestine et syrie" (1852)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Ibsamboul, Entree De Speos D Hathor;Nubie, 1849 / 51, printed 1852

Ibsamboul, Entree De Speos D Hathor;Nubie, 1849 / 51, printed 1852
Ibsamboul, Entree De Speos D Hathor; Nubie, 1849/51, printed 1852. A work made of salted paper print, plate 109 from the album " egypte, nubie, palestine et syrie" (1852)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Ibsamboul, Colosse Oriental Du Grand Speos De Phre;Nubie, 1849 / 51

Ibsamboul, Colosse Oriental Du Grand Speos De Phre;Nubie, 1849 / 51
Ibsamboul, Colosse Oriental Du Grand Speos De Phre; Nubie, 1849/51, printed 1852. A work made of salted paper print, plate 103 from the album " egypte, nubie, palestine et syrie" (1852)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Ibsamboul, Vue Generale Du Grand Speos De Phre;Nubie, 1849 / 51

Ibsamboul, Vue Generale Du Grand Speos De Phre;Nubie, 1849 / 51
Ibsamboul, Vue Generale Du Grand Speos De Phre; Nubie, 1849/51, printed 1852. A work made of salted paper print, plate 102 from the album " egypte, nubie, palestine et syrie" (1852)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Ibsamboul, Les Deux Speos;Nubie, 1849 / 51, printed 1852. Creator: Maxime du Camp

Ibsamboul, Les Deux Speos;Nubie, 1849 / 51, printed 1852. Creator: Maxime du Camp
Ibsamboul, Les Deux Speos; Nubie, 1849/51, printed 1852. A work made of salted paper print, plate 101 from the album " egypte, nubie, palestine et syrie" (1852)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Ibsamboul, Colosse Oriental Du Speos De Phre, Vu De Profil;Nubie, 1849 / 51

Ibsamboul, Colosse Oriental Du Speos De Phre, Vu De Profil;Nubie, 1849 / 51
Ibsamboul, Colosse Oriental Du Speos De Phre, Vu De Profil; Nubie, 1849/51, printed 1852. A work made of salted paper print, plate 104 from the album " egypte, nubie

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Ibsamboul, Colosse Medial (Enfoui) du Speos de PhreNubie

Ibsamboul, Colosse Medial (Enfoui) du Speos de PhreNubie
Ibsamboul, Colosse Medial (Enfoui) du Speos de Phre Nubie, Palestine et Syrie, 1849/51, printed 1852. A work made of salted paper print, plate 106 from the album " egypte, nubie

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Ibsamboul, Partie Septentrionale Du Speos D Hathor;Nubie, 1849 / 51, printed 1852

Ibsamboul, Partie Septentrionale Du Speos D Hathor;Nubie, 1849 / 51, printed 1852
Ibsamboul, Partie Septentrionale Du Speos D Hathor; Nubie, 1849/51, printed 1852. A work made of salted paper print, plate 108 from the album " egypte, nubie, palestine et syrie" (1852)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Ibsamboul, Colosse Occidental Du Speos De Phre;Nubie, 1849 / 51, printed 1852

Ibsamboul, Colosse Occidental Du Speos De Phre;Nubie, 1849 / 51, printed 1852
Ibsamboul, Colosse Occidental Du Speos De Phre; Nubie, 1849/51, printed 1852. A work made of salted paper print, plate 107 from the album " egypte, nubie, palestine et syrie" (1852)

Background imageAbu Simbel Collection: Interior of Rameses Temple at Abu Simbel (coloured etching)

Interior of Rameses Temple at Abu Simbel (coloured etching)
810354 Interior of Rameses Temple at Abu Simbel (coloured etching) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Built in the 13th century BC)




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Abu Simbel, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site in Egypt's North Africa, is a treasure trove of ancient wonders. As you step into the Great Temple of Ramses II, your eyes are immediately drawn to the awe-inspiring Colossi of Ramses II guarding its entrance. Floodlit at night, these colossal figures stand tall, exuding power and grandeur. Inside the temple, tourists marvel at the intricate sculptures that adorn its walls. A close-up view reveals the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into creating this masterpiece. The Small Temple of Hathor for Queen Nefertari also captivates visitors with its beautifully lighted facade. As you explore Abu Simbel further, you encounter other mesmerizing sights like the Sun Temple and the Temple of Re-Herakhte. These architectural marvels were built by Ramses II himself and continue to amaze with their sheer size and historical significance. The site attracts tourists from all over the world who come to immerse themselves in Egypt's rich history and can be seen enjoying every moment as they take in the splendorous surroundings while standing before these ancient wonders. Abu Simbel not only showcases Egypt's glorious past but also offers glimpses into its vibrant present. The alabaster factory nearby boasts a highly decorated facade that reflects both tradition and modernity. This UNESCO World Heritage Site stands as a testament to human ingenuity and serves as a reminder of our shared cultural heritage. Abu Simbel continues to inspire awe in all those who visit it – an unforgettable journey through time amidst breathtaking beauty.