JIM HENDERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Aberdeenshire Professional Photographer,  Royal Deeside, with Photo Library of Aberdeenshire & Scotland, Scottish Aurora Borealis displays and photographs of Ancient Egyptian sites from Cairo to Abu Simbel

 

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Abu Simbel on Lake Nasser

These photographs capture the main frontage of the Great Temple and the huge seated statues of Ramses 11 at Abu Simbel built by the greatest of all the Pharaoh's of ancient Egypt around 1300BC. The River Nile once flowed close to the base of the temple but with the flooding caused by the creation of the High Dam at Aswan and Lake Nasser, it was physically relocated in large cut sections into an artificial hill shown in the aerial photograph that begins this selection.

Larger versions of these photographs on my own library Crooktree.com or on Alamy. com and are available for purchase.

For most visits on Nile cruises the temple is reached by a short flight from Aswan but a Lake Nasser cruise allows much more time to visit the site as well as enjoy the spectacular Light and Sound Show. Best light for photographing the site is in the morning and for cruise visitors a useful gap between departing and arriving flight visitors is around 10.30am.

Abu Simbel aerial photo on finals over Lake Nasser

Aerial View on landing at Abu Simbel

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Flying into Abu Simbel port side passengers get a good view of the two temples and cruiseboats at berth

Abu Simbel Great Temple Ramses statue

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The Left hand intact seated statue of Ramses 11 at Abu Simbel Great Temple

Right hand statues of Ramses at Abu Simbel

Osiride God in front of Ramesses EG02BE36JHP

Right hand seated statues of Ramses 11 at his Abu Simbel Great Temple

Great Temple and seated Ramses on right hand side

Horus and Osiris

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Right hand seated statues of Ramses 11 at his Abu Simbel Great Temple

Panorama of Great Temple at Abu Simbel in Egypt

Abu Simbel Facade

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Low view of the whole of the Great Temple at Abu Simbel as might have been Nile view

The Great Temple taken from low angle

Ramses Temple by Lake Nasser

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The Great Temple at Abu Simbel as it might have looked from the original position by the River Nile

Entrance into Great Temple at Abu Simbel

Interior Hallway dwarf visitors

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Huge Nubian style Osiride statues of Ramses 11 in main hall at Abu Simbel Great Temple

Photo of four Gods in Great Temple Sanctuary

Four Gods in Abu Simbel Temple

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Inner sanctuary with Gods l-r Ptah, Amun-Re, defied Ramses and Re-Harakhte in which photography is now banned

Spectacular Sound and Light Show

Spectacular Night event

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Part of the nightly Light and Sound Show at Abu Simbel with the iconic image of Queen Nefertari on her small Temple mound

Abu Simbel Light and Sound Show with Ramses action

Great Temple lit in Red Light

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Part of the nightly Light and Sound Show at Abu Simbel here with image of Ramses 11 on his chariot during Battle of Kadesh on  his Temple

Queen Nefetari small temple at Abu Simbel

Night lights on Temple Facade

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Queen Nefertari Small Temple at Abu Simbel lit up after main light show is completed

Great Temple of Abu Simbel lit after show

Abu Simbel at Night

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Great Temple lit up after completion of main Sound and Light Show

Abu Simbel at Night

Abu Simbel Temple at night

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Right hand side of Great Temple lit up after completion of main Sound and Light Show

Abu Simbel Great Temple lit up after show

Rock Carved Statues at night

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Light hand side of the Great Temple at Abu Simbel lit up for visitors leaving the Light Show

Abu Simbel Great Temple lit up after light show

Abu Simbel front at night

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Whole front of the Great Temple lit up for visitors leaving the Sound and Light Show

Great Temple left hand side with seated Ramses

Ramses Statue lit at night

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Left hand side of Great Temple and last view as you leave the site at Abu Simbel

Both Abu Simbel temples viewed from Lake Nasser

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Both Abu Simbel temples viewed from Nubian Sea cruiseboat on Lake Nasser on hazy desert morning

Lake Nasser cruiseboat with Abu Simbel temples

Farewell to Ramasses Great Temple

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Cruiseboat arriving at the Abu Simbel temples viewed from Lake Nasser departing cruise on  Nubian Sea

Telephoto of Great Temple from Lake Nasser

Early Morning Visitors

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Telephoto of the Great Temple at Abu Simbel with morning crowds viewed from Lake Nasser cruiseboat

Great Temple from Lake Nasser

Ramesses Temple at Abu Simbel

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In poor early morning light the Great Temple is viewed from Lake Nasser on departing cruiseboat

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Last modified: 19,Oct, 2017