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Egyptian city 50 miles north of the border of Sudan with mines that built the edifices that ornate the ancient civilization landscape.

Abu Simbel represents Ramses II's attempt to ingrain fear in the Nubel (now Sudanese) civilization. He also honored his favorite wife by building a smaller temple next to his.

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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Middle East
Subcategory Detail:Egypt
Keywords:Cairo, Giza, II, Ramses, abu, ancient, aswan, camel, desert, egypt, mosque, nile, osiris, pharaoh, pyramid, queen, river, sahara, set, simbel, sudan, sun, temple