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Aswan Dam

14. November 2004 10:37 by Rene Pallesen | 0 Comments

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The High Dam was built in the 1970s. It was higher and wider than the old Aswan Dam.



At its highest point, the High Dam was 111m high, 3.8km long and 980m wide at the base. It was built with 3 times as many stones that was used to build Cheops' Pyramid.



The High Dam is a high-security military area so no video cameras were allowed. Should the High Dam be destroyed, than most of Egypt will be under water and it would be a disaster for the country.



Lake Nasser is a man-made lake to the south, created as a result of the building of the High Dam. Because of this lake, some great monuments, villages and many of the Nubian tribes had to be moved or they would have been submerged under water. I think much history has been lost to these waters.



This temple had to moved onto higher ground after the High Dam was built.





Created: Dec 2004Last Updated: 24-Jan-2005

14. November 2004 10:37
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The Alabaster Factory

14. November 2004 10:37 by Rene Pallesen | 0 Comments

the alabaster factory




This alabaster factory was one of Adam's commission-based stops.
Alabaster is a cheaper type of marble - the corridors of the Mohammed Ali Mosque was made of this marble, as was the small sphinx statue in Memphis. It was also used for King TutAnkhAmun's canopic jars




Created: Dec 2004Last Updated: 24-Jan-2005

14. November 2004 02:07
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Temple of Philae - Moved from One Island to Another Part 3

14. November 2004 02:07 by Rene Pallesen | 0 Comments

temple of philae moved from one island to another part 3

14. November 2004 02:06
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Temple of Philae - Moved from One Island to Another Part 2

14. November 2004 02:06 by Rene Pallesen | 0 Comments

temple of philae moved from one island to another part 2

14. November 2004 02:04
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Temple of Philae - Moved from One Island to Another

14. November 2004 02:04 by Rene Pallesen | 0 Comments

temple of philae moved from one island to another
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