THE MYSTERIES OF ABU SIMBEL TEMPLE
Returning from the Battle of Kadesh, Ramesses II wished to reinforce the divine character of Pharaoh's function. He decided a complete architectural program to affirm the glory of the sovereign all over the region. The Egyptian Nubia, South of Aswan, was a little populated place surrounded by deserts. Why did Ramsesses II make his decision to erect here several sanctuaries, among them Abu Simbel? Did the Pharaoh intend to impress Nubian populations or enemies coming from the South? This is only part of the reality, because temples played an important role in maintaining civilization and natural balance.
The purpose was to fit in with the divine whose Pharaoh was the representative on Earth, using cults and complicated religious celebrations. Abu Simbel was located at the very precise place where on each....Read more: http://trifter.com/africa/egypt/the-mysteries-of-abu-simbel-temple/
LES MYSTERES DU TEMPLE D'ABU SIMBEL
Partons à la découverte de ce lieu hautement symbolique de l'Egypte ancienne, au Sud d'Assouan en Nubie dont le soleil revivifie les statues à des dates précises. Lire la suite en cliquant sur le lien ci-dessus.