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The Nile is about to engulf one of Egypt's most valuable ancient temples -- good thing engineers have a plan to save it.

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some of the plans they had sounded outrageous like building a barge around the temple, I personally think they should've used those hydraulic jacks, that would've been an amazing sight to see such a huge monument raised all at once :D

Author — Venn Verdant

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The impossible CUT AND PASTE ever to be done in the history of archaeology restoration

Archeologist's greatest nightmare happened to save this huge monument Abu Simbel

Author — Apolosa Cakau

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Wonders of engineering meet the wonders of the past ❤️

Author — Ahmed Seddik

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I wish I could time travel that would be the time I would go back. Imagine you see aliens around giving directives.

Author — Sage Art Channel

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In 1968, UNESCO :We need to save the temple, but how ?
Engineers :cut and paste it

Author — sagaralias jackey

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if they did the dome idea, they wouldn't really have to let it flood. there could have been stairs for people to see the temple

Author — SnappyPenguin566

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Patrick Star: We should take the temple, and PUSH it somewhere else!

Author — Open Borders For Gem Homeworld

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...I was a freshman in high school at the time and I read about this in LIFE magazine...ever forgot about it...saw something on a History Channel re run today - and here I am...

Author — Mohammed Cohen

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"come for the temples, stay for the aliens"

Author — Travis scott meal 😐

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How did they engineered in the first place?/Egyptioans I mean.

Author — Sage Art Channel

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y don't they do the dome idea but keep it dry by making it water proof?

Author — Faustino Vazquez

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Why can't they just shift or divert the lake 🤷🏻‍♂️

Author — X Unknown

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How bout building a not dieing machine?

Author — Justin Time

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@slicingwater what you siad is no different than the argument: "why dont they pump the ocean water out so people can go underwater without the need of scuba equipement!" th!nk!

Author — maydayfire

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I hope the Egyptian government isn't paying for this.

Author — reapfreak

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Why don't you pump the water out instead. That way people can actually visit the statue underwater.

Author — Virginia Castro

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Why they did not do anything for the rasing water level

Author — Hashtag Talks

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It's Disney mania. They build it new from concrete. It's a lie

Author — Karl Materne

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How the 2nd statue of abu simbel was broken??

Author — Tanay Datta

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wow, started in 1964 ? so what the status now

Author — StealthNinjaX2