"Abu Simbel" Egypt Things to Do Tip by travelinxs

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  Abu Simbel
by travelinxs

During the creation of Aswan High dam in the 1960's it was decided salvage the magnificent Abu Simbel, stabalising the brittle sandstone with injected resin before being hand-sewn into 1050 blocks, some weighing 30 tons and the whole lot was reassembled 210m back and 61m above. It cost US$40 million, which I believe they're still trying to pay back to UNESCO.

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  • Updated Jul 30, 2003
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