Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Egyptian Temple in Madrid

On the outskirts of the Parque del Oeste, overlooking the Casa de Campo area in Madrid, an ancient Egyptian Temple known as the Templo de Debod stands proud.  The temple, once sited in the Nile Valley, south of Aswan, became in danger in 1960 with the construction of the Aswan Dam.  Due to the  danger of submersion, the Egyptian government donated the temple to Spain as a thank you for the help given for the Abu SImbel project and it was moved stone by stone.  Open to the public, the temple has a small museum located within in containing artefacts, photographs and maps.  An article by USAToday says it is one of the best places to watch the sunset in Madrid!


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