RARE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ANTIQUE Stela Abu Simbel Sculpture Temple Egypt Stone Bc

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Seller: egy.antique (153) 100%, Location: Luxor, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232858741264 RARE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ANTIQUE Stela abu simbel sculpture temple egypt stone bc About this Item : Abu Simbel is an ancient temple complex, originally cut into a solid rock cliff, in southern Egypt and located at the second cataract of the Nile River. The two temples which comprise the site were created during the reign of Ramesses II (c. 1279 - c. 1213 BCE) either between 1264 - 1244 BCE or 1244-1224 BCE. The discrepancy in the dates is due to differing interpretations of the life of Ramesses II by modern day scholars. It is certain, based upon the extensive artwork throughout the interior of the Great Temple, that the structures were created, at least in part, to celebrate Ramesses' victory over the Hittites at the Battle of Kadesh in 1274 BCE. To some scholars, this indicates a probable date of 1264 BCE for the initial construction as the victory would have been fresh in the memory of the people. However, the decision to build the grand monument at that precise location, on the border with the conquered lands of Nubia, suggests to other scholars the later date of 1244 BCE in that it would have had to have been begun after the Nubian Campaigns Ramesses II undertook with his sons and was built as a symbol of Egypt's power.Whichever date construction began, it is agreed that it took twenty years to create the complex and that the temples are dedicated to the gods Ra-Horakty, Ptah, and the deified Ramesses II (The Great Temple) and the goddess Hathor and Queen Nefertari, Ramesses' favourite wife (The Small Temple). While it is assumed that the name, `Abu Simbel', was the designation for the complex in antiquity, this is not so. Allegedly, the Swiss explorer Burckhardt was led to the site by a boy named Abu Simbel in 1813 CE and the site was then named after him. Burckhardt, however, was unable to uncover the site, which was buried in sand up to the necks of the grand colossi and later mentioned this experience to his friend and fellow explorer Giovanni Belzoni. It was Belzoni who uncovered and first excavated (or looted) Abu Simbel in 1817 CE and it is considered likely that it was he, not Burckhardt, who was led to the site by the young boy and who named the complex after him. As with other aspects regarding Abu Simbel (such as the date it was begun), the truth of either version of the story is open to interpretation and all that is known is that the original name for the complex, if it had a specific designation, has been lost. Height: 2.36 inch / 6 cmBottom Diameter: 3.34 inch / 8.5 cmOrigin: Egypt Payment: -We Only Accept Paypal. Shipping: -All we care about is wrapping the product properly so that it reaches our customers without any broken or scratched.-We are dealing with major shipping companies.-We guarantee that your product will arrive in fast shipping. Condition: -look at the pictures Return: -All calls are made with the customer so we know why the product is low because we first want customer satisfaction. If the product is not accepted, the product will be returned in the condition that it was sold to be refunded except shipping charges, but at the customer's expense. About Us: -All statues are of high quality, exquisite arts and unique effects are very rare.-We have been working for years and with clients to put trust with us and continue to give our presence in the field since 1900. Contact Us: -Always at your service and waiting for all the questions about the product before you enter the auction.-We are always there to give you what pleases you. Condition: “As Shown In Pictures”, Provenance: Luxor, Material: Stone

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