Film: 5166

History | 1960 | Sound | B/W


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Abu Simbal, Archaeology in Egypt with a full and detailed record of the moving of the Abu Simbal temple to Ramses II and the Nefatari temple from its original site to a higher situation but with the same alignment. 1960's

This was done because of the second dam across the Nile which would have meant the temples would be submerged by the Nasser reservoir on building the Nile cataracts. In order to save them UNESCO help fund the project to move them.. the film was made by the engineering company involved.. The workers work in gruelling conditions and the task itself was enormous.

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