[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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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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