Kalabsha [reconstructed site] [New Kalabsha Reconstruction] (Aswan, Egypt) : General view looking north from the top of the pylon

Creator:
unknown (Egyptian (ancient)
Published/Created:
Aswan, Upper Egypt, Egypt
relocated ca. 1970 (restoration)
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
Materials:
limestone
stone
Notes:
When Egypt became an unofficial British protectorate in the late 19th century, it was decided to construct a dam at Aswan to control the inundation and to create a reserve of water for irrigation. However, the Aswan Dam, completed in 1902, proved inadequate and was replaced by the Aswan High Dam, built with Russian assistance in the 1960s. The consequent creation of Lake Nasser threatened the destruction of numerous ancient monuments, the most important of which were saved by a relocation programme carried out under UNESCO auspices. Relocated temples in the vicinity of Aswan include the Philae temples on Agilqiyya Island and the temples of Kalabsha and Beit el-Wali at New Kalabsha on the lake shore.
Culture:
Egyptian (ancient)
Accession Number:
1A3-EG-K-1-B5
Genre:
archaeological sites (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; Egypt--Civilization construction complexes; sites (locations); archaeological sites; excavations (sites) wide angle lens
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module One
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
ca. 1990's
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10114293
PID:
digcoll:1857584