Temples of Wadi es-Sebua

Wadi es-Sebua, or Valley of the Lions (so-called because of the sphinx-lined approach to the temple forecourts), is the site of two New Kingdom Egyptian temples, including one speos temple built by Ramesses II, in Lower Nubia. The first temple was built by Amenhotep III and subsequently restored by Ramesses II. In its first stage, this temple "consisted of a rock-cut sanctuary (about 3 m by 2 m) fronted by a brick-built pylon, a court and a hall, partly painted with wall paintings." The temple was perhaps dedicated to one of the local Nubian forms of Horus, but his representations were altered to Amun at a later point in time. During the Amarna period, images of Amun were attacked and the decorations deteriorated but Ramesses II later restored and extended Amenhotep III's temple by building structures in front of the pylon.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Temple of Amada (30 km), Temples of Kalabscha (94 km), Temples of Abu Simbel (107 km), Temple of Philae (141 km), Assuan (Egypt) (149 km), Temple of Kom Ombo (189 km), Temple of Edfu (245 km), Temple of Luxor (323 km), Temples of Karnak (325 km), Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (328 km), Temple of Dendera (373 km), Cairo (Egypt) (818 km), Istanbul (Turkey) (2,054 km), Shiraz (Iran) (2,130 km), Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rustam (2,173 km), Isfahan (Iran) (2,174 km), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (2,228 km), Syracuse (Italy) (2,293 km), Nain (Iran) (2,303 km), Tehran (Iran) (2,319 km)

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