"Relocation of the Temple of Abu Simbel" Aswan Off The Beaten Path Tip by Sharrie

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Now, to get an idea of perspective. The southern speos with a facade of 4 colossal statues of Ramesses II measures 108 ft high & 125 ft wide. The main reason why this has to be moved to higher ground was because of flooding caused by the building of Aswan High Dam. The original site is now submerged.

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  • Updated Jun 9, 2003
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