The Templo de Debod

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UploadedOctober 2, 2008
TakenSeptember 14, 2008
Exposure6 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length5.5 mm
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The Templo de Debod once stood in the Nile Valley of Egypt, 31km (19 miles) from Aswan. It dates from the 4th century BC and was dedicated to the god Amon and the goddess Isis.

When the new Aswan Dam threatened the temple, the Egyptian government decided to give it to Spain in gratitude for its help in saving Abu Simbel.

The temple was dismantled stone by stone in 1969-70. It was then put on a ship to Valencia and a train to Madrid. There it was reconstructed and opened to the public in 1971.

5 responses

  • Jessica Hardin

    Jessica Hardin gave props (2 Oct 2008):

    What a beautiful reflection shot!

  • Migdalia Saavedra

    Migdalia Saavedra gave props (3 Oct 2008):

    Wow! very beautiful shot.

  • Robert Case

    Robert Case gave props (4 Oct 2008):

    Very nice, Pablo!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (7 Oct 2008):

    An impressive history! An impressive photo. Very creative.

  • Manon Boily

    Manon Boily (Deleted) gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    that's a great shot! fantastic colors!

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