Abu Simbel

[ah-boo sim-bel, -buh l]


a former village in S Egypt, on the Nile: site of two temples of Ramses II; now inundated by Lake Nasser, created by the Aswan High Dam.

Also Abu Sim·bil [sim-bil] /ˈsɪm bɪl/.
Also called Ipsambul.
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Historical Examples of abu simbel

  • What did you do with that lady after you had beguiled her from the boat at Abu-Simbel?

    The Ivory Child

    H. Rider Haggard

  • At Abu-Simbel the skin is painted a pale yellow—the Egyptian equivalent for white—his eyes blue, and his beard and eyebrows red.

    Patriarchal Palestine

    Archibald Henry Sayce

British Dictionary definitions for abu simbel

Abu Simbel


a former village in S Egypt: site of two temples of Rameses II, which were moved to higher ground (1966–67) before the area behind the Aswan High Dam was floodedAlso called: Ipsambul
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