The High Dam

The biggest change on the Nile in all its history was the building of the High Dam South of Aswan. A huge water reservoir aiming to protect Egypt from the floods and provide the country electricity. It took ten years to build it and was completed in 1970 to replace the old Aswan dam built [...]

Abu Simbel

A magnificent archaeological site comprising two massive rock temples in the most southern part of Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 290 km southwest of Aswan. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage known as the "Rescued Nubia Monuments". Their relocation is an accomplishment realized by the UNESCO The relocation of [...]