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Her name means "Embracing Lady", she was probably of Nubian origin and worshipped in the 1st cataract area. The name of Anuket has been found together with Satis on a great number of inscriptions from quarry expeditions in that area. In later times...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
The great god of the Nile was called Hapi. In sacred art, he was depicted as a man, somewhat overweight to symbolize abundance, and with female breasts to symbolize the river’s fertile properties. He is an ancient god, to the Egyptians as well as modern man,...
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Satis, "The Lady of Elephantine" and "She of Sehel (the island)" the giver of water for purification of the deceased, and associated with the inundation. Together with Anuket she was the protectress of the waters of the Nile in the...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
People of the Book: Fighting the Holy War
At the heart of most of the world's great religions, there is a sacred text. This is usually a compilation of the words of the enlightened founder of the path or the interpretations of the life and teachings of this founder. Within this text is contained the...
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Tourism authority celebrates Abu Simbel Temple relocation
Tourism Promotion Authority Chief Samy Mahmoud has announced the authority's participation in Sunday's "golden jubilee" celebration of the relocation of the Abu Simbel Temple to save it from the rising waters of Lake Nasser.
How to relocate giant Ancient Egyptian temples
Out of solid rock on the side of a hill, the temples of Abu Simbel were built more than 3,000 years ago, to honor Pharaoh Rameses II and his queen Nefertari. And there they stood, largely undisturbed, until the 1950s. Enter the Aswan Dam.
Egypt celebrates golden jubilee of Abu Simbel temple salvage operation
On Monday 22 February, tourists and top officials from the Aswan governorate, the antiquities and tourism ministries, as well as Egyptian and foreign journalists, photographers and TV presenters, will flock to Abu Simbel temple that overlooks Lake Nasser.
In with the New
A standing example of conservation architecture
But the present temple structure is on a relocated site. There are ... The Abu Simbel temple was originally constructed in 1257 BC around the time of the Pharoah Ramses in Nubia on the West Bank of the River Nile and re-located once the dam came in place.

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