National Geographic : 1923 May
Photograph by A. Gaddis and G.Seif THE FOUR COLOSSI OF RAMESES II BEFORE THE GREAT TEMPLE OFABU SIMBEL Above the entrance the falcon-headed sun god is seen stepping forward to greet the rising sun, and atthe top isafrieze ofbaboons, also connected with the sun worship. The inner sanctuary of the temple is lighted at sunrise only. Small statues of members ofRameses' family stand between and outside the legs of the colossi, which are more than 65 feet high-taller than the colossi of Memnon. Abu Simbel ison the Nile, south ofAssuan.