Stone Gods of Abu Simbel

Written By: jeff

Posted On: May 4th, 2012

career break travel adventures in Egypt, Abu Simbel

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Getting to Abu Simbel seems a little daunting. But, it’s not. Base yourself in Aswan and then sign up for the daily tour that leaves early in the morning. After a 3 hour ride, you have a couple of hours to visit this impressive landmark. The monuments don’t sit on their original site. When a dam was planned for the region, the Egyptian government had to move the entire site so as not to be flooded once the dam was completed. It’s a good thing they did too. These massive sculptures welcome you to the main entrance. I spent a good deal of time trying to figure out how they moved it without damaging it and without you being able to see a thousands cracks. Abu Simbel is a a suh-weet engineering feat and a great place to get this week’s Suh-Weet Shot.

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One Response to “Stone Gods of Abu Simbel”

  1. I can’t believe they could move something so big in one piece!
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