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Guide to the Nubian Monuments on Lake Nasser

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During the building of the Aswan High Dam between 1960 and 1970, the Nubian Rescue Campaign, operating under the auspices of UNESCO, was an international effort to rescue those of the Nubian monuments which would be submerged once the dam was completed. The most famous monument to be thus rescued and reconstructed is the Great Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel, but altogther four areas in Nubia around Lake Nasser now contain ancient monuments that were reconstructed and moved from their original positions: Abu Simbel, New Amada, New Wadi al-Sebua, and New Kalabsha. These impressive sites are becoming increasingly popular with international visitors. Dr. Jocelyn Gohary opens this compact and attractive guide, the first of its kind, with an introduction to the history and culture of Nubia during the pharaonic period. She then describes each monument in detail, providing a simple plan for each and highlighting its history, religion, and art. Also included are brief descriptions of the four temples that were transported and re-erected abroad — the most notable being the Temple of Dendur in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

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During the building of the Aswan High Dam between 1960 and 1970, the Nubian Rescue Campaign, operating under the auspices of UNESCO, was an international effort to rescue those of the Nubian monuments which would be submerged once the dam was completed. The most famous monument to be thus rescued and reconstructed is the Great Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel, but altogther four areas in Nubia around Lake Nasser now contain ancient monuments that were reconstructed and moved from their original positions: Abu Simbel, New Amada, New Wadi al-Sebua, and New Kalabsha. These impressive sites are becoming increasingly popular with international visitors.

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Four areas in Southern Egypt, around Lake Nasser, now contain ancient monuments that were reconstructed and moved from their original positions during the building of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s: Abu Simbel, New Amada, New Wadi al-Sebua, and New Kalabsha.

Jocelyn Gohary opens this compact guide, the first of its kind, with an introduction to the history and culture of Nubia during the pharaonic period. She describes each monument in detail, providing a simple plan for each and highlighting its history, religion, and art. Also included are a short bibliography and brief descriptions of the four temples that were transported and reconstructed abroad — the most notable now residing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774244629
Author:
Gohary, Jocelyn
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press,
Location:
Cairo Egypt :
Subject:
Nubia
Subject:
Nubia Antiquities.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 125-130
Publication Date:
1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
145 p., 4 p. of plates

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"Synopsis" by , During the building of the Aswan High Dam between 1960 and 1970, the Nubian Rescue Campaign, operating under the auspices of UNESCO, was an international effort to rescue those of the Nubian monuments which would be submerged once the dam was completed. The most famous monument to be thus rescued and reconstructed is the Great Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel, but altogther four areas in Nubia around Lake Nasser now contain ancient monuments that were reconstructed and moved from their original positions: Abu Simbel, New Amada, New Wadi al-Sebua, and New Kalabsha. These impressive sites are becoming increasingly popular with international visitors.
"Synopsis" by , Four areas in Southern Egypt, around Lake Nasser, now contain ancient monuments that were reconstructed and moved from their original positions during the building of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s: Abu Simbel, New Amada, New Wadi al-Sebua, and New Kalabsha.

Jocelyn Gohary opens this compact guide, the first of its kind, with an introduction to the history and culture of Nubia during the pharaonic period. She describes each monument in detail, providing a simple plan for each and highlighting its history, religion, and art. Also included are a short bibliography and brief descriptions of the four temples that were transported and reconstructed abroad — the most notable now residing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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