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In awe. A dream realized - my first stop in Egypt

Searching for mummies 🗝𓁼
This place was found underground 200 years ago 🇪🇬

@coachbillycarson at the #AbuSimbel temples in May 2014. A Lot of people dont know that the Abu Simbel Temples were Relocated due to Aswan Dam. Modern Egypt built the Aswan Dam in an attempt to try to contain and minimize the impacts of the annual rising and falling of the water levels of the Nile that for centuries has caused fluctuations in the productivity of agriculture on the flood lands along the river. Due to the construction of the dam, many archaeological sites we threaten by the flooding that would result from the construction of the dam. One of the most famous sites that were threatened was the Abu Simbel temples located in Nubia. For those who are not familiar with the temples, the temples are located on the west bank of the Nile, just southwest of Aswan and were originally constructed during the time period of the Pharaoh Ramses II (around 1257 BCE). When the proposal of the construction of the Aswan Dam begun and discussions about the area at which would most likely flood started, it became imperative to move the Abel Simbel temples to a location that they would be safe from the rising water levels of Lake Nassar. So in 1959, an international donations campaign to save the monument began. According to one resource, the actual saving and reconstruction act for the temples required 5 years of time and approximately $40 million dollars. On Nov. 16,1963, the disassembling of the temples began. With the help of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Egyptian government, the temples were successfully moved and reconstructed on top of a cliff another 200 feet above the original site. During the solstice the sun beam is supposed to enter the Holy Of Holies in the temple and illuminate the gods(statues). Well, modern tech Could not get the alignment right and the special effect is off by 1.5 meters. The Ancients did it better. #4biddenknowledge music is #Anunnaki by @DonnyArcade

Egipto celebra los 200 años del descubrimiento de Abu Simbel, uno de los monumentos más deslumbrantes de Egipto

http://egiptologia.com/egipto-celebra-los-200-anos-del-descubrimiento-abu-simbel/ #egipto #egypt #abusimbel #ramses

This is me @coachbillycarson at the #AbuSimbel temples in May 2014. A Lot of people dont know that the Abu Simbel Temples were Relocated due to Aswan Dam. Modern Egypt built the Aswan Dam in an attempt to try to contain and minimize the impacts of the annual rising and falling of the water levels of the Nile that for centuries has caused fluctuations in the productivity of agriculture on the flood lands along the river. Due to the construction of the dam, many archaeological sites we threaten by the flooding that would result from the construction of the dam. One of the most famous sites that were threatened was the Abu Simbel temples located in Nubia. For those who are not familiar with the temples, the temples are located on the west bank of the Nile, just southwest of Aswan and were originally constructed during the time period of the Pharaoh Ramses II (around 1257 BCE). When the proposal of the construction of the Aswan Dam begun and discussions about the area at which would most likely flood started, it became imperative to move the Abel Simbel temples to a location that they would be safe from the rising water levels of Lake Nassar. So in 1959, an international donations campaign to save the monument began. According to one resource, the actual saving and reconstruction act for the temples required 5 years of time and approximately $40 million dollars. On Nov. 16,1963, the disassembling of the temples began. With the help of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Egyptian government, the temples were successfully moved and reconstructed on top of a cliff another 200 feet above the original site. During the solstice the sun beam is supposed to enter the Holy Of Holies in the temple and illuminate the gods(statues). Well, modern tech Could not get the alignment right and the special effect is off by 1.5 meters. The Ancients did it better. #4biddenknowledge music is #Anunnaki by @DonnyArcade

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Der schönste Tempel der ältesten Geschichte #abusimbel#egypt

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Visiting the impressive temples of Abu Simbel today. It's crazy to think they moved these mountains of rock to protect them! #neatoldstuff #history #abusimbel #egypt #vacation

Gifted to Spain for helping save the Abu Simbel temples in Egypt due to the construction of the Great Aswan Dam, the Temple of Debod is one of very few Ancient Egyptian structures outside of Egypt #Madrid #templeofdebod #parquedeloeste #ancientegypt #egyptian #architecture #abusimbel #unesco #spain #egypt #ancienthistory #ancient #history #hope #gift #gratitude #beautifulmonument #monument #visitmadrid #visitspain #travelingram #egyptiantemple

El legado de Ramsés II, el amor por Nefertari y la consagración a Hathor, la diosa del amor hacen de este lugar una maravilla única en Egipto 🙌 #AbuSimbel #Aswan #Egipto

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