After a 2 hour drive thru the desert spying nothing but sand & camels we arrived @ Abu Simbel
I had seen many photos of it before but they just didn't get the scale of monumental across!
It was built on Egypts southern border with motifs & pictures showing the victorious Battle of Kadesh with the Hittites (Syrians) so as to warn Rameses enemies if ur gonna trouble us you better be big & bad
Colossal doesn't describe it
This statue is huge I reach it's
knees & the detail is just awesome
Check the Birkenstocks!
The Pharoah Ramses II in his chariot.
There are 6 of these huge statues as you walk thru to the Inner sanctum to be faced by 4 seated statues -
Ramses II, Horus Ra, Isis & Hathor
The sun shines twice a year on the faces of the statues
Yours truly with a big fat huge enormous smile on my face
George & the Reggae boys
from Europe to Africa