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Daemon
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The Aswan High Dam

Located near Aswan, Egypt, the Aswan High Dam regulates the Nile River's annual flooding and produces a great deal of hydroelectric power. Constructed from 1960 to 1970, it was financed largely by the Soviet Union after the US and Britain withdrew their financial support in 1956 due to differences with Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. The dam's creation of Lake Nasser required the relocation of some 90,000 people. What else had to be relocated? More...
Corner of Josh
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The lazy West has completely ceased to produce any major projects in recent decades.
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The dam flooded a large area, causing the relocation of over 100,000 people and submerged archaeological sites, some of which were relocated as well.
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Building of the Aswan Dam

In order to build the Aswan Dam both people and artifacts had to be moved. Over 90,000 Nubians had to be relocated. Those who had been living in Egypt were moved about 28 miles (45 km) away but the Sudanese Nubians were relocated 370 miles (600 km) from their homes. The government was also forced to develop one of the largest Abu Simel temple and dig for artifacts before the future lake would drown the land of the Nubians.
After years of construction (the material in the dam is the equivalent to 17 of the great pyramid at Giza), the resulting reservoir was named for the former president of Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser, who died in 1970. The lake holds 137 million acre-feet of water (169 billion cubic meters). About 17 percent of the lake is in Sudan and the two countries have an agreement for distribution of the water.

http://geography.about.com/od/specificplacesofinterest/a/nile.htm
Gary98
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This is something to see. Good for Egypt!
LLoyd Gordon
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The magnificent Temple of Abu Simbel had to be relocated to facilitate the construction of the Aswan Dam, otherwise it would have been flooded and destroyed.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:36:38 PM
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"The dam's creation of Lake Nasser required the relocation of some 90,000 people. What else had to be relocated?"

The trust of Egyptians in western promises was relocated to the Soviet Union.Think

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