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Abu Simbel

[ah-boo sim-bel, -buh l] /ˈɑ bu ˈsɪm bɛl, -bəl/
a former village in S Egypt, on the Nile: site of two temples of Ramses II; now inundated by Lake Nasser, created by the Aswan High Dam.
Also, Abu Simbil
[sim-bil] /ˈsɪm bɪl/ (Show IPA)
Also called Ipsambul. Unabridged
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  • At abu-simbel the skin is painted a pale yellow—the Egyptian equivalent for white—his eyes blue, and his beard and eyebrows red.

    Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce
  • What did you do with that lady after you had beguiled her from the boat at abu-simbel?

    The Ivory Child H. Rider Haggard
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Abu Simbel

/ˌæbuː ˈsɪmbəl/
a former village in S Egypt: site of two temples of Rameses II, which were moved to higher ground (1966–67) before the area behind the Aswan High Dam was flooded Also called Ipsambul
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