4.30 am start today as we were taken 300 kilometres by coach to see the unbelievable Abu Simbel. It is on the shore of lake Nasser, which was created by the Aswan High Dam.
Unfortunately, Abu Simbel would have been submerged under the new lake, so it was moved to nearby higher land and a new mountain created behind it.
The statues are of the Pharaoh called Rameses ll, the most powerful Pharaoh ever to rule Egypt. There is also a temple next door dedicated to Nefertari, who was his favourite out of his 65 wives.
He also had 110 sons and 78 daughters!