The international campaign for saving of the Nubian monuments launched by Unesco

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The first pylon of the temple of Isis on its new site of Agilkia

Description: Following the construction of the Aswan high dam, the monuments of the island of PHILAE were permanently flooded to a third of their height and subject to daily fluctuations in the water level which ate away their foundations and threatend to bring them down to ruins. In May 1968, it was decided to dismantle and re - erect the monuments on the neighbouring island of AGILKIA which is sufficiently elevated to be above the maximum water level. This project has been financed by both the Egyptian Government and the international community alerted by Unesco.

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