29 April-31 May 2012. This photographic exhibition features a selection of black and white photographs, taken in the early 1960s by Abdel Fattah Eid.
This images pay homage to the Nubian culture, before the Nubian valley, better known as Nile River valley was submerged in the waters behind the Aswan High Dam, which form Lake Nasser. Before the flood, this narrow and picturesque gorge extended for 160 miles between the Egyptian city of Aswan and the Sudanese border. This valley was an area of great interest for archeologists and most of its temples, such as the ones of Philae and Abu Simbel, had to be removed and rebuilt on higher grounds after the flood.
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Nubia: Before the Flood
The Photographic Gallery at the American University in Cairo (AUC). New Campus, New Cairo, Gate 1, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, Room P059, tel. 2615 3318.