The only possible solution was to cut the whole temple into moveable pieces and reassemble it on higher ground.
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Screening Thursday as part of the Beirut Art Film Festival, Olivier Lemaitre's 2019 documentary "Saving Egypt's Temples" looks back on how the world almost lost a treasure trove of Pharaonic heritage.Gathering archival footage, expert knowledge and testimonies from people involved in the historic rescue mission, the hourlong film begins in the '50s, when Gamal Abdel-Nasser announced his plans to build the High Aswan Dam.Home to hundreds of ancient temples and monuments, the region of what used to be Nubia would be entirely submerged by a 5,000-square-kilometer reservoir lake, wiping away centuries of history and knowledge.Many visitors to the temple today would never think it once sat 65 meters downhill, where Lake Nasser now lies.
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