History of Architecture: Temple of Abu Simbel

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1.Research Temple of Abu Simbel, architect, civilization, and style in detail.

2.Write a 4-6 page essay explaining how Temple of Abu Simbel is an excellent example of that style. Successful papers will have the following elements:

  1. One paragraph giving the history of the style / civilization which created it
  2. One paragraph overview of the building & its history- facts ie when built where / by whom/ function/ materials
  3. Detailed paragraphs selecting SPECIFIC elements of the building and using them to show how the building is an excellent example of its style & is appropriate for the civilization / culture which created it.

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School: University of Maryland

Hello, Please find the attached paper, please let me know if you have any question.Thanks and Goodbye

Running head TEMPLE OF ABU SIMBEL

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TEMPLE OF ABU SIMBEL
Temple of Abu Simbel
Introduction

The Temples of Abu Simbel, ancient Egypt’s most astonishing temple, constructed in the
13th century BC by Ramses II is well-thought-out as a wonderful historical site by a number of
travelers spending their vacations in Egypt. The Temple of Abu Simbel is fairly a marvelous
ancient temple in Egypt because of its gigantic size, stunning elements of architecture
constructed out of Southern Egypt’s rocks, its relocation’s interesting story after the High Dam’s
construction in the 1970s.
Originally carved into the mountainside of the west bank of the Nile, Abu Simbel, was
constructed by the pharaoh Ramesses II (1303-1213 B.C.). Known as the Great Temple and the
Small Temple (Mark, 2013), throughout the heart of the Great Temple there is an extensive
amount of artwork indicating that the Great Temple was constructed, primarily, to commemorate
Ramesses' conquest at the Battle of Kadesh over the Hittites in 1274 BCE. Located on the border
of Egypt with Sudan, the Abu Simbel Temple is a huge temple made with the rock. The most
well-known builder in ancient Egypt, Ramses II started the construction work for Temples of
Abu Simbel in 1244. There are a number of causes behind constructing the Ramses II’s Temple,
along with Queen Nefertari, the king’s wife’s smaller Temple. The key cause was to honor the
Ramses...

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