Lake Nasser, located in southern Egypt and northern Sudan, is one of the biggest man-made lakes in the world. It was created when the Aswan High Dam was built between 1960 and 1970. The Nile River is its primary inflow and outflow.
The Aswan High Dam was seen as pivotal to Egypt’s planned industrialization with the ability to better control flooding, provide increased water storage for irrigation, and generate hydroelectricity.
Today, besides fulfilling these important functions, it is also a destination for tourists. Lake Nasser allows visitors to travel right up to Abu Simbel (Ramses II temple, which was relocated in 1968 through international donations to avoid being lost in the waters flooding the area to create Lake Nasser).
Being in Aswan during one of my trips and being so close to these historical, and ancient sites we went to visit the Aswan Dam/Lake Nasser. It was an overwhelming experience which I want to share with you in the video I am posting here.
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