Queen Nefertari was Ramses II`s favorite wife and consort. Some scholars believe that she was Nubian, and, may be, that is why Ramses II dedicated here, in Abu Simbel, a temple where she appears almost as high as himself.
Here, on top of the 11 meter high façade, Nefertari is reproduced twice as Hathor, with her cow horns, holding the solar disk on her head, while Ramses appears four times, with different crowns. Their children are represented in minor sizes beside their legs.
In the hall, in the outer sides, there are six rectangular pillars with sistra representing Hathor's Head, while in the other sides, Ramses II and other deities are represented.
On the walls, we can see reliefs of Ramses II in the Battle of Kaddesh while Nefertari is watching him. Another scenes show the coronat...Read More