Sites & cities that bear the name of Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel

Today in : Egypt
First trace of activity : 1,264 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 12th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Ipsambul, Abu Simbal, Ebsambul, Isambul, بو سنبل‎, Abū Sinbal, أبو سمبل, Abū Simbal, Abu Sunbul

Description : Abu Simbel (also Abu Simbal, Ebsambul or Isambul; Arabic: أبو سنبل‎, romanized: Abū Sinbal or Arabic: أبو سمبل‎, romanized: Abū Simbal) is a village in the Egyptian part of Nubia, about 240 kilometers southwest of Aswan and near the border with Sudan. As of 2012, it has about 2600 inhabitants. It is best known as the site of the Abu Simbel temples, which were built by King Ramses II.

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