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Moving of Egyptian Temples

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  • suumaamiyamoto
    Starting moving Hepes Temple in the Egyptian oasis Egypt, Culture, 3/7/2000 The executive steps started for moving Hepes Temple in Kharga city in the Egyptian
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      Starting moving Hepes Temple in the Egyptian oasis
      Egypt, Culture, 3/7/2000

      The executive steps started for moving Hepes Temple in Kharga city in
      the Egyptian area of Wadi El-Gedeed.

      This operation is considered the second largest operation for rescuing
      the Pharonic Egyptian temples after moving Fiyala temple.

      Hepes temple gathers the Pharonic, Greek, Persian and Roman ages,
      therefore it holds historical, tourist and civilizational importance.

      This operation will be carried out over 19 months at a cost to reach
      19 million LE with the support of many international organizations
      like UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
      Organization)[...]

      SOURCE: http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/000307/2000030761.html

      Engineering marvel. They literally cut the temple into peices and
      moved it with a crane to higher ground. Some of the statues/temples
      were carved right into the mountain side! UNESCO & some french
      organizations moved several temples which now dot around Lake Nassar.

      Most people regard those Egyptian temples as international heritage sites.

      http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/nubiatemples.htm
      Here's some pictures of the moved temples. Enjoy. :)
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