Abu Bakr (l. 573-634 CE, r. 632-634 CE) was an early convert of Islam; he was a close friend and confidant of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, and became the first caliph of the Islamic empire – a successor to Muhammad’s...
Abu Simbel is an ancient temple complex, originally cut into a solid rock cliff, in southern Egypt and located at the second cataract of the Nile River. The two temples which comprise the site were created during the reign of Ramesses II...
UNESCO's Nubia & Abu Simbel Campaign
This collection is really dear to us as it is the fruit of our new collaboration and partnership with the UNESCO Archives. They have digitized a vast amount of resources that can be found on their platform and you can read all about...
UNESCO Archives Film Collection - The World Saves Abu Simbel (1972)
Digitized by the UNESCO Archives. A production of UNESCO and the Abu Simbel Joint Venture. When the work began on the High Aswan Dam in Upper Egypt, the two temples of Abu Simbel, carved in the living rock which rises from the banks of...
Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae (UNESCO/NHK)
This outstanding archaeological area contains such magnificent monuments as the Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel and the Sanctuary of Isis at Philae, which were saved from the rising waters of the Nile thanks to the International Campaign...
Abu Mena (UNESCO/NHK)
The church, baptistry, basilicas, public buildings, streets, monasteries, houses and workshops in this early Christian holy city in Egypt were built over the tomb of the martyr Menas of Alexandria, who died in A.D. 296. Source: UNESCO...
Akkadian Stele of Ilšu-rabi from Tell Abu Sheeja
The stele was found at Tell Abu Sheeja, north of modern-day Amarah city, Maysan Governorate, Iraq. The Old Akkadian cuneiform inscription on the left side of the viewer mentions the name of the city of Pašime. Pašime lies western to the ancient...
Scaffolding Arch of Abu Simbel Great Temple, 1966
International campaign for the safeguarding of the Nubian monuments launched by UNESCO. In this photo, you can see the first arch of the scaffolding for the dome of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel under erection on its new site. Abu Simbel...
Dismantling of Abu Simbel Statues, 1966
Dismantling of the statues of the Great Temple at Abu Simbel during the International Campaign for the Safeguard of the Nubian Monuments launched by UNESCO. Abu Simbel, Egypt, Nubia (9 February 1966)
Calligraphy of Abu Bakr
The vector version of the iconic calligraphy of the founder of the Rashidun Caliphate, Abu Bakr (c. 573 CE – 634 CE), which is prominent in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.