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This is the Trajan Kiosk of the Philae Temple Complex on Agilika Island, as seen from the Nile River.

The temple at Philae was nearly lost under water when the high Aswan dam was built in the 1960s. Fortunately the temple was rescued by a joint operation between the Egyptian government and UNESCO. In an engineering feat to rival the ancients the whole island was surrounded with a dam and the inside pumped dry. Then every stone block of the temple complex was labelled and removed later to be assembled, like a giant jigsaw puzzle, on the higher ground of Agilka island. The whole project took ten years and has saved one of Egypt's most beautiful temples from certain destruction. One of the places in Egypt that is worth seeing.

Nikon D200
2007/04/22 00:45:51.7
Image Size: 2311 x 3466
Lens:Nikkor 18-200mm VR f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length: 48mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/200 sec - F/7.1
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image:Vivid
White Balance:d-0
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium High
Image Comment: Copyright (C) 2007 Andre' Salvdor
Long Exposure NR: Off

I WILL BE AWAY FROM HOME, TE AND TL FROM JULY 19, 2007 TO JULY 25, 2007. I WILL BE DRIVING TO SOUTH PASADENA, CALIFORNIA.

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