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    DescriptionThe temples of Abu Simbel have fascinated travellers since they became known to the Western world in the 19th century. Since the 1960s when the rising waters created by the Aswan High Dam threatened to engulf the site, visitors' imaginations have been captivated by the elaborate international rescue operation. This text features: a brief, clear history of the ancient kingdom of Nubia and its relationship with Egypt; description and explanation of the High Dam project; extensive details of the salvage operation of the temples at Abu Simbel; a biography of Ramesses II; and descriptions of the artistic highlights in the temples.


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    Title
    The Mysteries of Abu Simbel
    Subtitle
    Ramesses II and the Temples of the Rising Sun
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Zahi A. Hawass, Foreword by Farouk Hosni
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789774246234
    ISBN 10: 9774246233
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 932
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23190
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC21: 932.014
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, LIT004190
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE, 1HBE
    LC classification: DT73.A15 H39 2000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WTH, NHC, NHHA
    Illustrations note
    78 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Imprint name
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Publication date
    30 April 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Cairo
    Author Information
    Zahi Hawass is director-general of the Giza Pyramids and Saqqara. He is the author of The Secrets of the Sphinx (AUC Press, 1998), Silent Images: Women in Pharaonic Egypt (AUC Press, 1999), and Valley of the Golden Mummies (AUC Press, 2000).