Who would not like to live once in his life in an African village?
Here is your chance! Guaranteed you will have a special holiday: For the villagers, you are one of them, not a tourist. These villages are not crowded with tourists.You see the traditional Nubian life and discover at ease Nubia yourself.
Ethiopian dam 'useful' for riparian states: Sudan minister Newstime Africa It lies second to the Aswan high dam in terms of volume. So there is nothing special about the dam. It is true it is a big development on the river course.
Some forty-six years ago the Abu Simbel temples in Nubia, southern Egypt were re-opened to visitors after they were moved to higher ground. This initiative was spearheaded by UNESCO, with a multi-national team of archaeologists. The temples at Abu Simbel, which Ramses II ordered to be built near the border of Nubia and Upper Egypt, was dedicated to two sun gods, Amun-Re and Re-Horakhte. Standing 30 metres high, the large temple was carved into an already-standing sandstone mountain on the banks of the Nile. Four colossal statues of Ramses, each 20 metres high, guard the entrance to the temple. Rising to the pharaoh’s knees are smaller statues of family members, his mother, his favourite wife, Nefertari and son, Prince Amonherkhepshef. Inside the temple, three connected halls extend into the mountain. Images of the king’s life and many achievements adorn the walls. The smaller temple stands nearby at a height of 12 metres and 28 metres long. This temple is also adorned by colossi across the front facade, three on either side of the doorway, depicting Ramses and his queen Nefertari (four statues of the king and two of the queen) at a height of 10 metres. The prestige of the queen is apparent in that usually, a female is represented on a much smaller scale than the Pharaoh while at Abu Simbel, Nefertari is rendered the same size as Ramses. In the 1960′s the Egyptian government planned to build the Aswan High Dam on the Nile, which would have submerged both temples so Egypt and UNESCO urged all countries to help in rescuing the Nubian monuments. The salvage of the Abu Simbel temples began in 1964 by a multinational team of archaeologists, engineers and skilled heavy equipment operators working together, under the UNESCO banner. Between 1964 and 1968, the entire site was carefully cut into large blocks (up to 30 tons, averaging 20 tons), dismantled, lifted and reassembled in a new location 65 metres higher and 200 metres back from the river, in one of the greatest challenges of archaeological engineering in history. Great care was taken to orient both temples in exactly the same direction as before and a man-made mountain was erected to give the impression of the temples cut into the rock cliff. The process of rescuing the Abu Simbel temples took four and a half years, the general director of saving the monuments of Nubia, Ahmed Saleh said on Monday. The rescue operation cost about $40 million, half of which was paid by Egypt, he noted. If you would like to see footage of this huge engineering feat click on the YouTube link below: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCDQikYVnCA
Washington Times EL-SISI: Egypt charts a path toward growth and fiscal discipline Washington Times Blueprints for other major national projects are being drawn, including a “Golden Triangle” development project in upper Egypt that will capitalize...
The Black Pharaohs – Nubian Pharaohs (Ancient Egypt History Documentary) Dr Vivian Davies claims that a recently discovered set of hieroglyphs proves that, in 800 BC, Egypt was under the rule of black Pharaohs from neighbouring Nubia.
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Early excavations in the Kush capital at Kerma suffered from the innate racism of the archaeologists. Fabulous grave goods, discovered in the 20th century, were thought to have belonged to Kush’s Egyptian overlords. They didn’t consider that a black African culture could have challenged Egypt’s supremacy.
Egyptian Hieroglyphs - Bee is a symbol of Lower Egypt and papyrus sedge symbolizes Upper Egypt. lσvє ♥ #bluedivagal, bluedivadesigns.wordpress.com (Egyptian Hieroglyphs - Bee is a symbol of Lower Egypt and papyrus sedge symbolizes Upper Egypt.
Italian-Spanish archeologists to launch dig into Luxor tomb, 10 years needed to ready tomb for public viewing, 10 years needed to ready tomb for public viewing, say archaeologists. The tomb belongs to May, an important government officer of the XVIII...
Aswan is the 3rd biggest town in Egypt today and the biggest one in upper Egypt, the city today is a major mining area for aluminum and iron. (Puffer fish on lake Nasser, Egypt. The locals call them 'Donkey fish'.
Entering on boat into the Temple of Isis. Philae, Egypt. 1900-1920. It was flooded because of Aswan Low Dam (built in 1902.) until relocation in 1960. (Entering on boat into the Temple of Isis. Philae, Egypt.
Aswan governor announces launch of 1st phase of new highway Egypt SIS (press release) Aswan governor Mostafa Yousri announced on Saturday 20/9/2014 the launch of a first stage of the largest development axis stretches from El Alaqi area in the...
This documentary was produced by the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC about 50 years ago, as part of their 'public awareness program' and also, as an extension of th...
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This documentary was produced by the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC about 50 years ago, as part of their 'public awareness program' and also, as an extension of their world famous 'Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum' (http://www.egyptianmuseum.org/). It may be a surprise to many, that "The Order's" contribution to education, from a worldwide perspective, continues to be undermentioned.
Temple at Luxor -- Unlike most other Egyptian temples, its main entrance does not face the river and its most obvious axis is aligned towards the temples at Karnak on the royal axis rather than the divine one (Temple at Luxor -- Unlike most other ...
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