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    Main » 2014 » June » 16
    EGYPT: November-December 2013.
    Abu Simbel.

    The rock of Abu Simbel  is famous for its two Temples, carved in it during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as the monument to himself and to his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh.

    For a long time these Temples were completely buried under the sand, while in 1813 the Swiss traveler Jean-Louis Burckhardt accidentally discovered a part of the top structures, looking out from under the sand. A few years later, after a major excavations, the Temples of Abu Simbel were completely released from the sands of Sahara Desert.


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    EGYPT: November-December 2013.
    Aswan. The Quartzite Quarries.

    The main task of our expedition "Egypt-2013", was the detailed study of the quartzite quarry sites of the ancient Egyptian builders. Along with the gps-data and information of the reports of different archeological missions, we visited this area in searches for artifacts, located along the ancient roads, which like the Nazca Lines are crossing the quartzite quarries of Aswan Desert.


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    EGYPT: November-December 2013.
    Aswan. Philae. The Temple of Isis.

    Philae was formerly an island in the First Cataract of the Nile river and the previous site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex of Isis. The complex was dismantled and relocated to the nearby Agilkia Island during a UNESCO project started because of the construction of the Aswan Dam, after the site was partly flooded by the earlier Aswan Low Dam for half a century.


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