Since travelling south of Luxor we have met many Nubians. The Nubians lost their homeland in the sixties, when Lake Nasser was formed, during the construction of The High Dam. About one third of them went south to Sudan and the rest seem to be spread over southern Egypt. The Nubians themselves are tall, thin and much darker than most Egyptians. They are a very relaxed, friendly and mellow people. Nubians have a spoken language which cannot be written. Today we visited two temples carved out of a cliff. Ramses II temple Abu Simbel and the Temple of Hathor, the only temple dedicated to a pharaonic queen. The Nubian Nefertari was most loved by Ramses II from his 95 wives.