Thursday, April 15, 2004

Lake Nasser


Calm water in Lake Nasser, which created by Aswan High Dam viewed from Temples of Abu Simbel. It's also world largest artificial lake. The building of High Dam at Aswan caused rising water that threatened to flood a lot of great monuments, included Temples of Abu Simbel. Thus, UNESCO launched massive rescue operation to save the monuments. The greatest achievement must be the preservation of temples of Abu Simbel, where it's cut into more than 2000 pieces each weighed 10 to 40 tonnes, and relocated to higher ground 210 m away and 65 m higher than original ground. When you're here, you will know why it's a great achievement.

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