National Geographic : 1913 Sep
THE ROCK TEMPLE AT ABU SIMBEL, NUBIA This is perhaps the most remarkable of all the works of Rameses II. It is hollowed out of a greatrock promontory which juts outinto the Nile. The facade is about Ioo feet wide and 90 feet in height. The two colossal figures on either sideof the doorway, each 65feet high, are, as usual, portraits of Rameses, while high above them the front is completed by a cornice of 21 dog-headed apes. Abu Simbel issituated onthe west bank of the river, 174 miles south of the first cataract of the Nile.