|Temples and Tombs of Ancient Nubia - The International Rescue Campaign at Abu Simbel, Philae and Other Sites. - [Hrsg.: Torgny Säve-Söderbergh]. - London / Paris : Thames & Hudson / UNESCO, 1987. - 256 S.|
OEB 31605 / AEB 1987.0038, John Baines :
This book gives a comprehensive and lavishly illustrated account of the salvage of the Nubian monuments. First the general background is provided in ch. 1, such as the role of Nubia as a gateway to Africa and that of the Nile for the valley, and the threat of the Aswan High Dam for the Nubian monuments. The launching and the organization of the campaign is the subject of ch. 2. Ch. 3 is devoted to the salvage of the monuments, notably the temples of Abu Simbel and Philae, but also the other temples such as the Mandulis temple at Kalabsha, the Amada temple, and the monuments of Sudanese Nubia get due attention. Also the role of the temples presented to various countries for goodwill and publicity is discussed.
Ch. 4 deals with the archaeological campaigns which accompanied the salvage work. The results of the various expeditions are briefly described. After the conclusion follow six appendixes. No. 1 lists the participation of countries in the excavation and preservation work; No. 2 briefs about the organisation of Unesco; No. 3 contains a chronological table of the Nubia campaign ending with the salvage of the Philae temples; No. 4 lists the contributions to the trust fund for safeguarding the Monuments of Nubia. Appendices Nos 5 and 6 contain descriptions and appreciations of the pearls in the salvage campaign crown: Abu Simbel and Philae. Bibliographical notes and general index added.
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Victory in Nubia - The Greatest Archaeological Rescue Operation of all Time1. - In: The UNESCO Courier - A Window Open on the World XXXIII - 2/3. - 1980. - 72 S. - [PDF, ca. 8 MB] :
"On March 10, 1980, Unesco's twenty-year International Campaign to save the treasures of Nubia from the waters of the Nile as they rose behind the Aswan High Dam comes officially to an end. To mark this occasion the Unesco Courier is breaking with custom in publishing, for February and March of this year, a double issue devoted entirely to this unprecedented example of international cooperation. ..."
Und auf Seite 9 :
"... As for the temple of Gerf Hussein, which was dedicated to King Ramses II, and that of Abu Oda, which was built in honour of King Horemheb in the fourteenth century BC, they were, for technical and financial reasons, only partly salvaged. Lastly, the Christian inscriptions from Wadi es Sebua and from Abu Oda were preserved by a Yugoslav team of archaeologists. By the time this work was completed, all the temples, tombs and chapels of Egyptian Nubia had been preserved except for the two temples of Abu Simbel and the temples of Philae, which were the subject of two special projects. ..."
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