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The dramatic seated statues of Ramesses the Great sit by the Nile in Nubia, staring sternly at the passersby. Anyone sailing from Nubia down the Nile knew that this was the territory of the Pharaoh. Nearby, in a second rock cut temple, Ramesses and his beloved Queen Nefertari stride out of the rock face toward the sun. Abu Simbel was built by Ramesses the Great in his middle years and includes statues of his Great Queen Nefertari and some of his chldren. In contrast, the temple at Philae is a t...

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