Rather, "Nubianness" is increasingly defined more in terms of shared cultural memory and political aspirations in which the inundation of their homeland by the Aswan High Dam
is treated as a foundational moment upon which a new Nubian political and artistic culture can be based.
Caption: ABOVE: Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser observing the Nile River excursion zone at the construction site of the Aswan High Dam
It would seem that a series of decisions by Nasser--the purchase of arms from Communist Czechoslavakia, and the recognition in May 1956 of the People's Republic of China--caused the US, fearing Egypt was moving into the Soviet sphere of influence, to withdraw funding for the Aswan High Dam
on what Lipsey says was a "rather flimsy pretext"--and other sources of funding also promptly cancelled financial backing.
People thus heard them talk about sabotaging the Ethiopian dam, which Ethiopian officials met with strong diplomatic protests, while other sources threatened to destroy the Aswan High Dam
if the Ethiopian dam were destroyed.
Egypt received Soviet military assistance, including during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, and the USSR financed key facilities such as the Aswan High Dam
-- a project to irrigate arable land and supply electricity.
The Soviet premier was set to attend a ceremony at the Kremlin-financed Aswan High Dam
There is Abu Simbel, the site of two rock-cut temples of Pharaoh Rameses II, dismantled, moved and reassembled on higher ground in the 1960s to avoid the rising waters of Lake Nasser, resulting from the construction of the Aswan High Dam
Its giant turbines capable of generating electricity at twice the volume produced by Egypt's Aswan High Dam
, will be fed a by a massive reservoir containing 63bn cubic metres of water.
Fly from Gatwick to Luxor on December 31 and set sail for all the famous sites right up to the Aswan high dam
a trip to the Aswan High Dam
, a significant modern engineering feat, and the entrancing island of Philae
Indeed, from the American super-highway system to the Aswan High Dam
of Egypt, much of the world's population live amongst the environmental legacies of the Cold War.
They were moved in 1968 to a site nearby, when Lake Nasser was created by Aswan High Dam
1964: Nasser and Khrushchev divert the Nile The Egyptian and Russian leaders end phase one of the construction of the Aswan High Dam
by blowing up a huge sand barrage to divert the course of the Nile.
Disputed land is part of the Toshka development project, which plans to use water diverted by a canal from the Aswan High Dam
reservoir to reclaim land in Egypt's western desert.
This means the Aswan High Dam
will produce less electricity," Shehata warns, adding that Israel is helping Ethiopia with its project.