April 10th Time Travel – A More Deserved Wonder: Great Temple at Abu Simbel

Before we completely leave the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, I wanted to take a moment to provide my suggestions of the three that should have replaced the ones that were lackluster in my opinion: Colossus of Rhodes, Statue of Zeus and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

My substitute for the Statue of Zeus (https://youtu.be/f_sANFDcL54) is The “Great Temple” at Abu Simbel. This was built by Ramses II to celebrate his “Win” against the Hittites. But what makes this a wonder?

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