Abu Simbel

geographical name

Abu Sim·​bel ˌä-ˌbü-ˈsim-bəl How to pronounce Abu Simbel (audio)
locality in southern Egypt on the left bank of the Nile River southwest of Aswân; site of two rock temples which were moved 1964–66 to higher ground when the area was flooded after completion of the Aswân High Dam

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“Abu Simbel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abu%20Simbel. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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