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Abu Simbel: the salvage begins


Language: Silent film

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)


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Place/region: Nubia, Abu Simbel, Egypt, North Africa
Series: INA-UNESCO collection
Type: Video report
Duration:
Production and personalities:
Director: Herbert Meyer Franck
Publisher: Franck-Film Production
Coproducer/sponsor: Joint Venture Abu Simbel; UNESCO Bureau of Public Information
Published in:
Rights: Franck-Film Production; Hochtief; UNESCO
 

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Original: BVU
Location: F-S.314
UMVS reference: BX-7124
File No: AVFONDS-INA-FMVDD0018014-000413.MPEG
Source ref.: Studio folder 469/P188
Studio TV ref.: Box 7123-4 Original: 2891, 7114, 7121-2 Elements: 7113, 2892
Rights holder: Franck-Film Production