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Abu Simbel, built at the southern border of Egypt and then Nubia, it was meant as a symbol of the strength and power of Pharaoh and the land of Egypt. Moved to higher ground in the 60s to protect it from the flooding caused by the creation of the Aswan High Dam and the resulting Lake Nasser, it is one of many monuments saved thanks to the efforts of UNESCO. how was this ever built

I have always wanted to go to Egypt to see the Pyramids. I think they are one of the wonders of the world that you have to see and experience first hand.