A traveling museum is an institution at the service of society that acquires, preserves, investigates, communicates and exhibits all kinds of works of art and objects. There is a great variety of this kind of museum: science and technology, art, historical, dedicated to personalities
Abu Simbel art was born with the idea of bringing the whole of the European Union closer to the pillars of Egyptian culture. That colossal landscape to which the Egyptians are accustomed is something longed for and dreamed of by many Europeans. That’s the reason why the exhibition is at a scale large enough to be visited in its interior but of such size which visitors can admire and see every detail of the temple.
Hany Mostafa is an artist from Cairo who dreamed of re-creating the temple excavated in the largest mountain in the world. For 5 years he worked on it, transferring reality to drawing and drawing to fiberglass and wood. Now we can enjoy this recreation on a scale 1/3 and feel like Ramses himself 3000 years ago
The museum has:
The original Temple is of speos types which means that it is directly carved in a mountain, in fact, is the world's largest speos temple. The facade of the temple of Ramses II, made on 1/5 scale and consisting of four statues of 5m representing Ramses II divinized, seated on a throne and with the double crown. In the frieze appear 24 baboons worshipers of the rising sun, placed there, among other reasons, because the temple is solar, ie, the front door and the main gate face east (toward sunrise)
The first room or Osiris is supported by 8 Osiris pillars on which they rest another 8 colossi, 4 on each side representing Osiris with the features of Ramses II and the double crown symbol of the unification of the 2 Lands. The ceiling of the room is decorated with paintings depicting the goddess Nejbet with deployed wings and royal texts. The
decoration of the walls shows the Immolation of prisoners; Battles in Syria, Libya and
Nubia or the Battle of Qadesh.
The Second Room has 4 square pillars with scenes of the king with different divinities. And on its walls is represented for example the god Ming or the offerings received by
Ramses and Nefertari.
The last room, the Shrine, has 4 carved statues representing Ra-horajte, Amon, Ramses and Ptah
The Nefertari Temple Facade is at 1/2 scale, the original is located 90m north of the
great Temple of Ramses II. It is of speos type, carved in the promontory of Isbek where it is
worshiped the goddess Hathor and worshiped Ramses' favorite royal wife, Nefertari. It is, in fact, the only temple chosen to honor a woman in all of Egypt Old. It also supposes a particular case in the Egyptian art to represent the wife of the pharaoh in its same proportion, something that was not habitual and that presents / displays to this one to him
as goddess as well as her already deified husband.
Howard Carter discovered at the beginning of the 20th century the burial chamber of Tutankhamun, the which had avoided the looting and destruction of religious fanatics throughout the millennia. It is the smallest tomb of the Valley of the Kings. Our sample represents the solid gold sarcophagus with the king's body.
The visitor will have in his visit with an exhaustive and complete explanation that the guide offers, making easier and bearable his understanding.