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The temple of Wadi Es-Sebua (Aswan)

The sanctuary of Wadi Es-Sebua is situated at a site that is 150 Km south of Aswan Dam, in Egypt. It is known not the second biggest sanctuary of Nubian locale, after the well known sanctuary of Abu-Simbel. This sanctuary is named "Es-Sebua", which signifies "Lions" and its name is legitimized because of the nearness of the lines of lion-headed sphinxes before the passage of the sanctuary

The sanctuary is known with Es-Seboua significance in Arabic "lions, as it has a street of sphinxes at its passage. The sanctuary was devoted to the love of god Ra-Hor-Akhty, Amon, and Ramsis II as an opposed person.The sanctuary is worked out of stones with the exception of the haven, and the inward vestibules which rabbit completely pined for into the bed rock. The sanctuary comprises of a passage with an arch then an open yard then a hypostyle corridor and afterward inward asylum. The dividers of the sanctuary are designed with numerous religion scenes and essential alleviation, During the Christian region numerous parts have been changed over into a congregation. This sanctuary like the vast majority of the other Nubian landmarks have been saved and migrated 4 km north from its unique area to get away from the rising water of Lake Nasser

History of the Temple of Wadi Es-Sebua

Sanctuary of Wadi Es Seboua

This sanctuary was worked by Ramesses II and was committed to God Amun and Ra-Horakhty, alongside idolized Pharaoh Ramesses II himself. Consequently, it was then called "Place of Amun" and its development was begun in the 44th year of the rule of Ramesses II. The Pharaoh connected with his Libyan detainees as workers, to construct this sanctuary; whom he caught after the war with the Libyan intruders

Later on, a few sections of this sanctuary complex were gained by the Christians, who incorporated those ranges into a congregation. In the same way as other Nubian sanctuaries, this sanctuary likewise must be moved to a higher height, to spare it from the ruinous waters of Aswan Dam; which annihilated another sanctuary of the same time that was worked by Amenhotep II. Be that as it may, fortunately, 5 stelae from this pulverized sanctuary could be spared and now they are kept securely in Aswan Museum

The one of a kind auxiliary elements of the Temple of Wadi Es-Sebua

The most extreme structures of this sanctuary were worked with stones, aside from the internal vestibule and the asylum, which were cut out of the bedrocks. The entire sanctuary complex contains a passageway with an arch, an open yard, a hypostyle lobby and the haven. In any case, the most significant component of this sanctuary is the lines of sphinxes that lead from the passageway to the asylum, through the open patio. Prior, an extensive block divider used to encase the aggregate complex, which no more exists; nor survived the block made arch of this sanctuary, that was watched by two tremendous statues of Ramesses II

There are two lines of lion-headed sphinxes prompting the hypostyle corridor, which is embellished with the reliefs portraying numerous religious episodes of those times. There is additionally a sphinx, with the head of Ramesses II, close to the backend of the yard, where two more lines of bird of prey headed sphinxes are seen, every holding a statuette of Ramesses II between their front legs and an engraving, where the Pharaoh fancied for a long life

A stone-made arch confronted this corridor, which portrays the element of Ramesses II offering to Amun on the southern side and to Ra-Horakhty on the northern side. In spite of the fact that quantities of statues of Ramesses II were made, now one and only immense statue remains close to this arch, with a littler statue of his ruler set close by. Another statue of Ramesses II is seen to lie on the sand of the patio, holding a standard with the leader of a bird of prey

The sacrificial table deceives the south of this yard, which is committed to God Ra-Horakhty. There is another corridor, called "Lobby of appearances", with twelve Osiride columns, cut out of bedrocks. Different fascinating reliefs of the Pharaoh with every one of the gods are delineated on the dividers here. This lobby is trailed by another chamber, which was maybe the house of prayer, with numerous photos on every one of its dividers, demonstrating numerous religious occasions and sacrosanct creatures for offerings