"Egypt: Abu Simbel" Africa Things to Do Tip by tini58de

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  Abu Simbel
by tini58de

This is the official brief description of the UNESCO committee

"This outstanding archaeological area contains such magnificent monuments as the Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel and the Sanctuary of Isis at Philae, which were saved from the rising waters of the Nile thanks to the International Campaign launched by UNESCO, in 1960 to 1980."

(quoted from the official UNESCO website)

Personal impression:

I can still remember the actual moving of the temple of Abu Simbel. It was in the media every day and I was so fascinated by it back then! Now, getting up early in the morning, driving through the desert in a taxi - which lasted hours - and then finally standing there in front of a gigantic temple - it really was breathtaking!

Website: http://whc.unesco.org/sites/88.htm

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  • Updated Aug 1, 2004
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