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by elpariente Online Now Dec 30, 2005 at 1:14 AM

I am planning to be in Egypt al the end of January
Somebody told me that Abu Simbel temple actually is in reconstruction and it is covered externally.
Can anybody comfirm it? and if it is worthy to visit on this circunstances?
Thank you

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    RE: Abu Simbel

    by irvbur Online Now Dec 30, 2005 at 8:44 AM

    The reconstruction is news to me. We were there in Nov. 2004 and it had recently been renovated. Unless something happened very recently, it's very much worth the visit.
    Irv

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    RE: RE: Abu Simbel

    by voyager37 Online Now Dec 30, 2005 at 8:56 AM

    hi,
    I was there last month, not true... It was moved and reconstructed when they build the dam, but that was years ago. It is well worth the trip out there to see it. enjoy your trip. I was there for 10 days and cruised down the nile, check out my egypt trip page. if you need any more advice, give me a shout.
    rich

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    RE: RE: Abu Simbel

    by MalenaN Online Now Dec 30, 2005 at 9:08 AM

    When they built the Aswan Dam they moved the temple piece by piece and it looks the same now as it did before they moved it. It had to be done if the temple was not going to be under water for ever. It is absolutly worth to go there.

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    by carrollton Online Now Dec 31, 2005 at 5:25 AM

    I was at Abu Simbel in November and there was NO construction going on.

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    RE: Abu Simbel

    by wwroam Online Now Jan 1, 2006 at 12:22 AM

    You've been misinformed. I was there on 24/12/05, but it was freezing cold.Happy New Year from Cairo.

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    RE: Abu Simbel

    by elpariente Online Now Jan 1, 2006 at 5:35 AM

    Thank you very much to all of you
    I hope to enjoy Abu Simbel

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    RE: RE: Abu Simbel

    by CandS Online Now Jan 1, 2006 at 3:49 PM

    I too was there recently without any reconstruction going on. It's really worth the visit and I'm sure you'll love it there! :)

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