• Short Summary

    Ancient Egyptian temples at Abu Simbel, near Aswan. are moved to avoid them being flooded.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Egypt. Temples To Be Moved".

    River Nile, Egypt.

    LV of Nile steamer approaching large temple of Abu Simbel. SV of tourists looking at statues in front of temple on Nile. CU of statues outside temple. CU Head of statue. CU of figures carved into the rock and also Egyptian markings, camera pans to show more. GV Int: of the temple showing large statues 33ft. high. SV of statues. SV of engineer taking measurements inside the temple. SV of four figures carved in rock in front of temple. LV Engineers outside the temple high up on figures carved in the rock. CU of engineer looking through a theodolite taking measurements. SV of Arab workmen holding up a long board to take measurements. CU of head of one of the large statues showing a workman standing on the statue's shoulder. GV of the temple.


    Cataloguer's Note: If the temples weren't moved they would be flooded when water filled the Aswan High Dam - MD.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:57:00 / 01:10:57:00

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