Saturday, March 24, 2007

Nubian temple of Debod under threat in Spain

"Since it was brought to the Spanish capital Madrid in the early 1970s, one of the most important Egyptian temples of the Western world is said to have deteriorated more than during the previous two millennia in Egypt. Concerned about its state, experts are proposing solutions, including covering it with a glass dome. Located just a step from the hustle and bustle of the Gran Via, one of Madrid's central arteries, the building known as the temple of Debod takes some 150,000 annual visitors back in time to the world of Ancient Egypt. Egypt donated the temple to thank Spain for helping to rescue it and other monuments from the rising waters of the Nile during the construction of the Aswan High Dam."
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