Friday, August 10, 2012

Photo Friday: Egyptian Temple in Madrid

The Egyptian Temple of Debod in Madrid, Spain.

How did an Egyptian temple get to Madrid?  In 1960, the Temple of Debod, as well as other ancient relics, were threatened to be demolished by the construction of the Great Dam of Aswan in Egypt.  Spain provided help in saving many of Egypt's monuments and sites, and in a show of gratitude, was gifted the Temple of Debod.

The 2nd century B.C. temple was shipped to Spain and rebuilt in Madrid's Parque de la Montaña, surrounded by a small lake in a beautiful tree-lined setting.  The park is especially popular not only for this unique monument, but also for sunset views of the city.

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  1. That is so cool! I can't imagine the effort required to move it carefully to Spain.

  2. Geez, when I help my friends move things I just get a Coke and maybe a couple slices of pizza. Egypt definitely knows how to say thanks!

  3. Great picture. I am planning a trip soon and I can't wait.


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