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Moving Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel Temples - Temples - Buildings - Builders & Buildings

In 1964 a group of international workers began dismantling and reassembling Abu Simbel in its entirety. Why? To rescue the ancient temples from the waters of the Nile which would flood them due to the building and operating of the Aswan High Dam. So, the temples had to be relocated.


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