Monday, July 27, 2009

ET Story on The Abu Simbel Relocation

On the occassion of the 50th Anniversary of the relocation of the Abu Simbel temples to rescue them from the rising Nile waters (due to the construction of the High Dam) Egypt Today has published an article on the story.

Although the article seems a bit biased, it does throw up some fascinating insights like, how the seams in the temple fa├žades and inner walls were filled in with epoxy resin and rock dust collected during the carving process, giving the surfaces a natural, uncut look.

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