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The Holy Land: Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia. Vol. 5

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1856

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Special Collections DS107 RM28

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London: Day & Son

Abstract

David Roberts sketched these magnificent rock figures when they were on their original site, near the second cataract of the Nile River. They form the ‘Great Temple of Aboo-Simbel’ (Abu Simbel). In 1968, these massive structures were relocated some 65 metres further up onto a high plateau. This was because there was a real fear of them being submerged by water during the building of Aswan High Dam. These ‘Nubian Monuments’, the most visited ancient site in Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza, are now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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David Roberts, “The Holy Land: Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia. Vol. 5,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 25, 2018, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10785.

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