Wadi Es Sebua meaning (Valley of the Lions) is located about 150 km south of Aswan High Dam, in ancient Nubia on the west bank of the Nile, the temple is by Setau, Viceroy of Kush (Nubia) in honor of Ramses II. The temple, dedicated to Amun-Re, Re-Harakhti, and the deified Ramesses, was named "Temple of Ramesses-Meriamun-in-the-House-of-Amun.". It was moved to a new place, elevated site several kilometers to the northwest. This temple is considered the second biggest temple of the Nubian temples.
The temple was rescued relocated at 4km away like most of the other Nubian monuments have been rescued and relocated north from its original location to escape the rising water of Lake Nasser. Only the two pylons and the rock cut part survived, and in the surroundings there are 2 colossi of Ramses, one upright, one fallen and 8 fine Sphinxes guard the temple that have the images of African and Asiatic prisoners in their bases.
The name Wadi el-Seboua means the Valley of the Lions and comes from Arabic because of the sphinxes guarding the temple. Wadi Al Seboua Temple is the third speos style temple that Ramesses II built in Nubia, the most famous one is of course at Abu Simbel .
This temple is built out of stones except the sanctuary, and the inner vestibules which are fully carved into the bed rock. The temple consists of a sphinx avenue, an entrance, 3 pylons, 3 courtyards, a hypostyle hall and inner sanctuary. The walls of the temple are decorated with many religion scenes and important relief. During the Christian Era many parts of it have been converted in to a church.