View of Abu Simbel, Nubia, 13 January 1936.
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'Abu Simbel, a group of Temples of Rameses II (1250 BC) in Nubia, on the left bank of the Nile. They are cut out of sandstone cliffs at the riverside. The collosi of the king which backs against the facade to the principal temple are 65 feet in height.' In 1968, the temples were moved to accommodate the Aswan Dam; this photograph represents the temples in their original location.