Sunday 26 February 2006:
I’ve had no inspiration for a photograph of the day for the last two days. This is mainly because I’ve spent much of that time working on my procedures for processing and captioning photographs rather than really looking at photographs as photographs. It is now Sunday – so I have decided to post a retrospective sequence of three image from New Sebua in Nubia, southern Egypt. No real reason other than they make an interesting sequence, that and the fact I’ve been using images from this trip to test changes to my workflow/procedures.
Welcome to Wadi-el-Sebua
This is the temple of Wadi-el-Sebua. When the high dam was built in Egypt in the 1960 to create Lake Nasser and to provide power and a controlled water supply for the country it meant that many of the temples built on the banks of the Nile would be submerged and lost forever. That was until an international race against time happened to dismantle as many of the temples as possible and relocate them on higher ground. Sites were chosen which reflected the original locations as closely as possible and brick by brick the majority of the temples were saved.
The temple of Wadi-el-Sebua (which means litterally “Valley of the Lions”) was moved and the location it now stands at is know simply as “New Sebua”.