The Sanctuary ‘Holy of Holies’ Abu Simbel

The last chamber of the Great Temple showing Rameses offering to the gods, 65m from the entrance to the temple, we come to the most sacred place, the Holy of Holies or Sanctuary. Four seated


statues of Re-Horakhty, the deified Rameses II, Amun-re and Ptah ‘from right to left’ are carved from the rock of the back wall. A pedestal still remains in the sanctuary on which the sacred barque would have stood. From the Sanctuary “Holy of Holies”, The Great Temple of Rameses II, XIX Dynasty, Abu Simbel, Egypt.

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