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Imagery Location of Temple (Original Location)

a Pleiades location resource

Creators: Nate Nagy
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker, Sean Gillies
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Last modified Jan 21, 2021 10:49 AM History
The larger of the two temples at Abu Simbel, dedicated to the triad of Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, as well as the deified Ramesses II. The temple was relocated between 1964 and 1968 to prevent its submersion under Lake Nasser after the construction of the Aswan High Dam.


{ "type": "Point", "coordinates": [ 31.626141000000001, 22.335349999999998 ] }



Estimated original locations of Abu Simbel temples

  • New Kingdom Egypt (1548-1086) (confident)
  • Late Byzantine Period (AD 1200-1450) (confident)



Points were digitized on  September 15, 2011 by hand in Google Earth using (beta) at an "eye altitude" of 5000 ft.