Culture

Subject:
World heritage

Saving Abu Simbel. ©UNESCO 1967
WARNING! if you get could not connect to server, update the Flash® plugin –consult FAQ.5 for help
Saving Abu Simbel

Share this content:
 

Summary/Historical Context

Related material that you
may also like:
International campaigns
Cultural heritage preservation Opens in new window
Historic monuments Opens in new window
Silent film
North Africa Opens in new window

In an unparalleled feat of engineering, the rock temple was taken apart and re-erected on a site sixty metres higher and further away from the Nile. This silent movie shows some of the challenges the team of experts had to deal with.

This footage was later used in the movie The World Saves Abu Simbel, (available here)

Place/Country: Abu Simbel, Egypt
Series: INA-UNESCO collection
Type: Video report
Duration:
Credits: UNESCO Bureau of Public Information, producer.
Published in:

   LICENSING: to obtain this material for professionnal use, visit INA Mediapro

Request embed code for your website

Find Content
(OPTIONAL) Only in:
Films
Audio recordings
OR:
Search by name of country or region
Features