Abu Simbel Temple was cut into a solid rock cliff and was mainly built to commemorate his victory in the Battle of Kadesh in 1274 BC.
-The Grand Temple of Abu Simbel stands 30m high and 35m long featuring 4 seated colossal of the king and some of the most well-known Egyptian deities.
-The smaller temple is located 100 m (330 ft) far away from the grand temple and it contains 4 huge statues, two of them belong to king Ramesses and the other two belong to his beloved Nefertari.
-The great temple of Abu Simbel represents a rare phenomenon with its solar alignment in its inner part to three of its colossal statues except for the fourth statue of Ptah who used to be the god of darkness and this represents the true magnificence in construction and how the ancient Egyptians were truly brilliant.
-It was saved in 1964 through the co-operation between the Egyptian government and UNESCO as it was in great danger after the construction of Aswan High Dam.
-Abu Simbel Temple took about 20 years to be built and was finally completed in the 24th year of the reign of king Ramesses.
-The Four statues in front of the great Abu Simbel Temple are 20 m tall and they represent the king with the double Atef crown of Upper and Lower Egypt.
-There is a damaged statue on the left of the temple that was destroyed after its construction because of an earthquake and you can find the head and body of the statue in front of it on the floor.
-Next, to the leg of the large statue, there are statues that show his chief wife Nefertari and his mother Mut-Tuy. There are also smaller statues of his first two sons Amun-her-khepeshef & Ramesses, in addition to his first six daughters Bintanath, Baketmut, Nefertari, Meritamen, Nebettawy, and Isetnofret.
-There is a bas-relief above the entrance that shows 2 images of the king praising the falcon-headed Ra Harakhti.