UNESCO Archives Film Collection - The World Saves Abu Simbel (1972)

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Jan van der Crabben
by UNESCO
published on 26 October 2018
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Digitized by the UNESCO Archives. A production of UNESCO and the Abu Simbel Joint Venture.

When the work began on the High Aswan Dam in Upper Egypt, the two temples of Abu Simbel, carved in the living rock which rises from the banks of the Nile, were threatened with complete destruction. In following the course of the International Campaign launched by UNESCO in 1960, the film reveals the archeological significance of the temples and shows how they were dissected and removed stone by stone to higher ground where, reconstructed, they now stand in all their grandeur orientated as before towards river and sun. https://on.unesco.org/2z4oM9L

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APA Style

UNESCO, . (2018, October 26). UNESCO Archives Film Collection - The World Saves Abu Simbel (1972). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1584/unesco-archives-film-collection---the-world-saves/

Chicago Style

UNESCO, . "UNESCO Archives Film Collection - The World Saves Abu Simbel (1972)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 26, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1584/unesco-archives-film-collection---the-world-saves/.

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UNESCO, . "UNESCO Archives Film Collection - The World Saves Abu Simbel (1972)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Oct 2018. Web. 05 Dec 2021.

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