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A closer view of the 2 more intact statues on the right. There is another duo of Ramesses II to the left but the head has fallen off that one. I was attracted to the yellow blue colour combination of the man at left, standing out against the mostly sepia tones of the rock. He also provided scale. The 4 statues were built 12901223 BC to commemorate Egypt's victory over the Hittites at Kadesh, near Lake Homs on the Lebanon / Syria border.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Simbel_temples

An interesting photo of the original 1968 location of the statues which is now underwater in Lake Aswan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Simbel_temples#/media/File:Abu_Simbel_relocation_by_Zureks.jpg

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