From Abʼoo Simʼbil to Waʼdee Hhalʼfa.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9789774245251
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617970160 | DOI:
From Abʼoo Simʼbil to Waʼdee Hhalʼfa.

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There is no village adjacent to the temples of Ab'oo Sim'bil, nor even space for a small town; but a little above this spot, the mountains on the same side recede a little from the river, and there is a narrow tract of cultivated land along the bank, with a village called Beyla'nee. This chapter describes the Rock-temple opposite Beyla'nee. It talks about the ruins of a temple at Sir'reh Ghur'bee. It then discusses the remains of two temples a little below Wa'dee Hhal'fa. It describes Arckee'n. Just above Arckee'n is a small, cultivated island. A narrow, fertile tract, which borders the river on the eastern side as far as the northernmost island of the Second Cataracts, commences a little below the island which this mentions.

Keywords: Ab'oo Sim'bil; Beyla'nee; Sir'reh Ghur'bee; Wa'dee Hhal'fa; Arckee'n

Chapter.  3256 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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