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The mysteries of Abu Simbel : Ramesses II and the temples of the Rising Sun

Author: Zahi A Hawass
Publisher: Cairo : American University in Cairo, ©2000.
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"The temples of Abu Simbel have fascinated travelers since they became known to the Western world in the nineteenth century. And since the 1960s when the rising waters created by the Aswan High Dam threatened to engulf the site, visitors' imaginations have been captivated by the elaborate international rescue operation, described by the author as "a great moment that no one will ever forget: the most advanced  Read more...
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Hawass, Zahi A.
Mysteries of Abu Simbel.
Cairo : American University in Cairo, c2000
(OCoLC)604912824
Named Person: Ramses, King of Egypt.; Ramses, King of Egypt.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zahi A Hawass
ISBN: 9774246233 9789774246234
OCLC Number: 47068323
Notes: "Dar el Kutub no. 17313/00"--T.p. verso.
Description: 88 p. : col. ill., ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Zahi Hawass ; foreword by Farouk Hosni.

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The temples of Abu Simbel have fascinated travellers since they became known to the Western world in the 19th century. Designed to be a companion on a visit to the monuments, this text contains a  Read more...

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