"The Preservation of Abu Simbel," Exhibition

ID: 94-8311

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1965

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 314 Box 28 Folder 3

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"The Preservation of Abu Simbel," exhibition at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the National Museum of American Art, in the Foyer Gallery of the Natural History Building, September 11 - October 10, 1965. The exhibition contains photographs and artifacts from when the temple was moved to higher ground to save if from destruction when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Close up of one corner of exhibit.


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  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building


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This is neg.11 from this event. File has two additional pictures. File 1 contains assorted slides.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 314 Box 28 Folder 3

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  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Preservation of Abu Simbel, The (Exhibition)
  • Exhibitions
  • Foyer Gallery
  • Art--Exhibitions


Abū Sunbul (Egypt)


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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