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The constructing of the High Dam created an artificial lake , which threatened Abu-Simbel complex.
The (UNESCO) and the Egyptian government undertook the task of cutting the temples out of their rock-cliff and reassembling them in a new man-made mountain.
The great temple was raised 60 meters and moved 180 meters to the west of its old site.
The stones, statues, and columns of the temples were cut into giant pieces ranging from 3 to 20 tons in weight, each with a height of 3 metres and a length of 5 metres.
Main cutting tools were hand sews.
The great Temple was cut into 807 pieces, while the small Temple was cut into 225 blocks.
- Pros:Something unique
- Cons:By road it is far from Luxor.
- In a nutshell:A sign of sincere worldwide fruitful cooperation
The map shows the new site to where the 2 temples have been shifted. It is reachable by Air, Land or Boat. No more... more travel advice
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