Friday, 18 December 2015

Moving the Immovable: Relocating the Abu Simbel Temples

Moving immovable cultural heritage is no longer an impossibility or, with the rise of modern development, a rarity. The Abu Simbel temples were relocated to save them from the waters of the growing Aswan Dam, and were a landmark case in the movement of the monumental. Though necessary, such a displacement raises unique conservation concerns for the physical and intangible integrity of the site which had to be addressed during the process.

This post refers to coursework done for ARCLG141 (2015-16), one of the core courses of the UCL MA  Principles of Conservation.

As part of their assessed work for this course, students were asked to design and produce a poster communicating specific aspects of conservation. We hope you enjoy our work! Comments are most welcome. 

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