Abu-simbel meaning

äbo͝o sĭmbəl, -bĕl
A village of southern Egypt on the Nile River. It is the site of massive rock temples dating from c. 1250 bc that were moved to higher ground (1964–1968) to avoid flooding from the Aswan High Dam.
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Village in S Egypt, on the Nile: site of two temples, built (13th cent. b.c.) for Ramses II.
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A village in the Aswan area, that is the site of several ancient temples.
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