Beit el-Wali Temple


 

The Temple of Beit el-Wali is located about 55 m south of Aswan, it is the oldest temple dedicated to king Ramses II in Lower Nubia and was dedicated to the god Amun and the god Khnum. The temple was moved in 1960 during the construction of the High Dam, as it was moved to a higher location near the Temple of Kalabsha.

The Temple of Beit el-Wali is carved into the rock, and it is one of the five temples built by Ramses II in Nubia as a sign of his control and influence in this region. This temple consists of a courtyard and a hall, with many colored texts and inscriptions and some scenes of the King during his fights. 

It consists of a front courtyard built of stone, the columns hall and both carved into the rock. The most beautiful and the most important inscription of this Temple is found on the southern wall of the courtyard and represents the king with some of his sons attacking the enemy, who fled towards the village built in the forest.

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