Rescue in Nubia

Preview Language:   English
01-Oct-1966 00:27:05
An unique international venture has recently culminated in the rescue of the temples of Abu Simbel from the rising waters of the Nile, behind the new Aswan High Dam. Rameses II built Abu Simbel 3,000 years ago.

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Until 1813 the temples were buried beneath the sand. They emerged to become an archeological and artistic marvel of ancient Nubia. To lift this vast structure to a new resting place (and to rescue many other Nubian treasures threatened with inundation) needed an international effort. The programme shows how UNESCO helped mobilize the resources to do the Job.

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Category
Geographic Subjects
Creator
With Alistair Cooke; Ben Park, Producer; United Nations, Producer.
Contributors
Gilbert Lauzun, Field Director; Beatrice Cunningham, Editorial Supervisor; Arie Waksenboim, Film Editor; Roy Werner, Sound Mix; Georg Gerster, Still Photographer; George Movshon, Executive Producer; Additional film from the Hamilton Wright Organization.
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1 in
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4:3
Parent ID
838091
Asset ID
2646294