1898 Print Great Temple Abu Simbel Egypt Nubia Egyptian Ancient XGWA8

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This is an original 1898 black and white halftone print of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel in Nubia, Egypt. The monuments were relocated in 1968 based on the fact that they were settled on the banks of Nasser Lake; in order to avoid submerging the site after the construction of the Aswan High Dam reservoir, relocation was necessary for the ancient carvings. The site was built during Pharaoh Ramesses II's reign in honor of Nefertari, his wife, and himself, after the Battle of Kadesh.

CONDITION

This 113+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 5 inches; 14 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: sculptural, hieroglyphics, sculpture, statue

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