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Labib HabachiThe Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist$
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Jill Kamil

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9789774160615

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.001.0001

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The Salvage of Nubia

The Salvage of Nubia

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(p.217) Chapter 9 The Salvage of Nubia
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Labib Habachi
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Jill Kamil

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0010

When Vittorino Veronese, director general of UNESCO, addressed an international appeal to save the monuments of Nubia, it was the only time the United Nations body was called upon to rescue the heritage of an entire country. He had two reasons: to preserve something known that may be lost and to bring to light as yet undiscovered archaeological wealth. Incentives were offered to encourage people's participation. The temple at Dakka was moved to Wadi al-Sebu', another site in Nubia, on higher ground, near a fine temple by Ramesses II that had been converted into a church in Christian times. More than twenty countries helped in the operations. Egypt's Antiquities Department, Documentation Centre, and Cairo University were involved in eight projects under the supervision of Selim Hassan.

Keywords:   UNESCO, Vittorino Veronese, temple, Dakka, Nubia, Ramesses II, Selim Hassan

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