Stock Photo: The colossal statues of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, built as a lasting monument to himself and his wife Queen Nefertari and to commemorate his victory at the battle of Kadesh, It served as a reminder to the Nubian neighbours of the prowess of the King. Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptian. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, 1244 - 1224 BC. Abu Simbel.