The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel (Arabic: أبو سمبل ), a village in Nubia, southern Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan (about 300 km by road).
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The Valley of the Kings (Arabic: وادي الملوك Wādī al Mulūk; Coptic: ϫⲏⲙⲉ), also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings (Arabic: وادي ابواب الملوك Wādī Abwāb al Mulūk), is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock cut tombs were excavated for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt).