“The Seventh Day”, on the occasion of the approaching phenomenon of the sun perpendicular to the Abu Simbel temple, presents 10 rare photos of the process of relocating and rescuing the Abu Simbel temple in southern Egypt from drowning, after the construction of the High Dam and the rise in the water level in the Nile River, which necessitated an international campaign led by UNESCO in cooperation with Egypt to move the temple from Its original location is in Abu Simbel.
In 1968, a big celebration was organized on the occasion of the end of the rescue work, witnessed by more than 3,000 people from different countries of the world who participated in the stages of saving the temple, which lasted for 4 continuous years in the Abu Simbel desert.
On the eighth of March 1960, UNESCO issued a call for the peoples of the world to unite to save the masterpieces of the human mind in the temples of Abu Simbel from drowning, after the start of work on building the High Dam, and transporting them safe from being swallowed by the waters of Lake Nasser, and 51 countries of the world responded to contribute to the Saving this unique world heritage, the cost of saving the Abu Simbel temple amounted to 36 million US dollars.
There is a memorial plaque for the opening of the Abu Simbel temple that is still present today, which was unveiled by the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser in a great celebration to save the temples of Ramses II, and re-establish them in this place out of pride in international solidarity to save the heritage of humanity, after the establishment of the High Dam to achieve prosperity and prosperity for the people of Egypt. In cooperation with UNESCO.
Abu Simbel Temple
Memorial plaque for the development of the temple
Abu Simbel Temple
raise a statue
one of the statues
An old picture of a statue
The late President Gamal Abdel Nasser