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In 1960, due to the construction of the Great Dam of Aswan and the consequent threat posed to several monuments and archeological sites, UNESCO made an international call to save this rich historical legacy. As a sign of gratitude for the help provided by Spain in saving the temples of Abu Simbel, the Egyptian state donated the temple of Debod to Spain in 1968.
The temple was rebuilt in one of Madrid's parks, the Parque del Oeste, near the Royal Palace of Madrid, and opened to the public in 1972. The reassembled gateways appear to have been placed in a different order than when originally erected. Compared to a photo of the original site, the gateway topped by a serpent flanked sun appears not to have been the closest gateway to the temple proper. It constitutes one of the few works of ancient Egyptian architecture which can be seen outside Egypt and the only one of its kind in Spain.

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  • Copyright: Isaac Bonyuet (Isaac) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 44] (133)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-08-13
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/2000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-10-27 17:02
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