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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD July 1974 Egyptian monuments rescued from Nile By IRENE BEESON London Observer CAIRO The island of known as the of is safe The little island in the with its wealth of temples and has been threatened with destruction since the first Aswan Dam was built by the British in 1902. its monuments are tucked away behind a coffer dam of sand and steel while rescue started in July enter the final phase. about three miles south of is a huge granite rock covered by fluvial deposits. To the an- cient Egyptians it was known as Philak the limit because it marks the boun- dary between Egypt and the Nubian Valley. The monuments date back to the A.M.A. TRAVEL AGENCY LTD. Presents SPAIN COSTA del SOL Departure Oct. Oct. H3 Nov. Dec Dec Jan. Feb. ita Feb. Mar. 410 Apr Apr. Return Oct. Nov. Dec. Dec. Jan. Feb. Feb. Mar. Apr. Apr. May No. of Nights Delune Hem 21 21 589.00 569.00 589.00 569.00 569.00 56900 579.00 609.00 629.00 629.00 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 Standard LaPeria 509.00 489.00 509.00 489.00 489.00 489.00 499.00 529.00 549.00 549.00 PRICE INCLUDES- day excursion to Malaga return transfers to hotel from Malaga Airport day Nena tour Sangria Party nights accommocation in one bedroom apartment w-ith kitchen- ette and balcony at the Sofico Apartment of your choice either El Remo or La Perlas CDSTS- Prices are per person based on double occupancy of each apartment supplement as follows Departure El Remo La Perla S80 00 apartments on request at the same per person rate as double occupancy rates PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS TRAVEL AGENCY 608-5th Ave. South Phone 328-7921 or 328-1181 Office open Monday thru Friday a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to p.m. Ample Free Parking at Rear of Building 7th century BC. The most an- cient are a sanctuary and offering table from the reign of King who ruled Egypt in the Kushite period of the XXV dynasty. The remains of a temple and small chapel of King who ruled from 387 to 261 mark the last of the Pharaonic dynasties. The bulk of the island's monuments are of the Greco- Roman period. A great temple for the worship of the favorite Egyptian was built by Ptolemy II Philadelphus. Other temples and shrines were erected to honor the goddess the god Horus and the Third Dynasty Vizier and ad- viser of King the originator of stone architec- ture in Egypt and builder of the magnificent Saqqara Pyramid and temple complex. Imhotep was later worshipped as the god of healing. The names of the Roman Emperors Hadrian and Trajan appear on other monuments on the islands. The worship of Isis was con- tinued at Philae up to the 6th century after Christianity had become the State religion in Egypt. When the cult of Isis was abolished in the reign of a Christian town with two churches was built on Philae. The little island was also renowned for its natural rising from the tur- bulent waters of the Nile at the level of the first an oasis of date and dom palm groves and flowering gardens. Apart from their architec- tural the monuments of Philae are extremely im- portant for their wealth of religious texts and inscrip- tions about the cults of ancient considered invaluable for the study of religious thought in ancient Egypt and the late form of the Egyptian language. When the first Aswan Dam was in the waters of the artificial lake rose to about six feet above the level of the washing away the mud brick houses of the village and part- ly submerging the stone -The Herald Tra vel monuments for nine months of the year. After the dam had been heightened between 1907 and 1912 the temples were submerged most of the year up to three feet from the top of the pylons. Construction of the new High started in did not spare despite the fact that the island is north of the Dam and of the immense Lake Nasser which engulfed the Nubian Valley. The monuments remained covered throughout the year and a new threat was added by the in- stallation of a power causing variations in the water level which ate away at the foundations of the monuments and in have brought them down in ruins. Several projects were studied for the rescue of rhilae. It was proposed to dis- mantle the raise the level of the island above the water and rebuild them. This plan was dropped because of its high cost. A se- cond to build a wall around the was re- jected because it would have hidden the monuments com- pletely from sight. A proposal to build an artificial lake around the in which the water level would not rise above it was also turned down. Historic Stirling convenient centre The historic town of in the valley of the River Forth almost equi- distant from Edinburgh and is one of Scotland's most convenient touring centres. Roads reach out readily to all the major beauty spots Loch the the Central Fife and the Scot- tish Lowlands. Apart from its excellence as a holiday base is 37 miles from 410 miles from Stirling is a place in which the visitor should spend some ex- ploring historic spots like the the Wallace Monument 1 miles the scene of the classic Battle of Ban- nockburn in Robert the Bruce secured Scottish independence by winning a great victory when Scots defeated an English army numbering the field of Ban- nockburn is marked by a tall and there is a simple cairn of stones where Bruce is said to have planted his stan- dard there is also a hand- some bronze statue of the Scottish mounted on a horse. Visitors can now re-live some of the excitement of the battle by seeing the perma- nent audio-visual exhibition on the traditional site of Bruce's command post. Designed by Mr. .John L. Paterson and opened in it shows how Robert the Bruce and his forces were deployed in the encounter. Stirling's geographical situation has made it a town of importance in Scotland for a long time. Its first Royal Charter was granted by Alex- ander II in and the town was intimately connected with the Royal House of Stuart. ASWAN rPHILAE 1st. ASWAN DAM DEBOO KEHTASSI TAFFEr BEIT EL WAL KALABSH OENO OAKK MAHARRAQAH WAOI ES SEBUA AIM ELIESY ANI8A ABU SIMBEL QUSTU FARA JEBEL SHAMS DEBEIRA EAST 2nd CATARACT GEMAI SEMNA EAST SEMNA WEST 3rd. CATARACT 3rd. CATARACT European tourism slumps ROME Europeans who live off the tourist dollar are learning a hard lesson this the North Americans are not coming. The chief reason is that Europe no longer is a bargain. The problem is alleviated somewhat by a rise in the number of Europeans dis- covering Europe. But many look with regret at the passing of the days when the camera- toting North American was as common as the shopkeepers eager to take his money A survey by the European bureaus of The Associated Press shows that American tourism in Europe declined everywhere this from under 10 per cent in France to 20 per cent and more in Britain. Italy and Switzerland. Prices are almost certainly the reason Hamburgers are up 25 cents in London to Le Terrasse a popular tourist dining spot in central raised its food prices 30 per its wines 100 per cent Passport Photos Candid Weddings Picture Framing Photo Supplies A. E. CROSS STUDIO Phone 328-0111 710 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-0222 Prices Effective till July We Reserve the Right to Limit Quantities. GOVERNMENT INSPECTED CANADA GRADE 'A' BEEF ROUND STEAK OR ROAST Ib. B.C. SWEET DELICIOUS DHIO IT'S CHERRY TIMEI DlNb CHERRIES Ib. WE REGRET ALL MEAT SPECIALS ARE SUBJECT TO SUPPLY BECAUSE OF MEAT PACKERS DISPUTE GOVERNMENT INSPECTED CANADA GRADE 'A' BEEF LOBLAW CHOICE TOMATOES o 28fl.oz.tin NABOBSUNGOLD ORANGE CRYSTALS oz. net wt. pkg..... DETERGENT TIDE King 5 Ib. net wt. box 39 1 RUMP ROAST All Cuts Bone In GOVERNMENT INSPECTED CUT-UP-TRAY PACK 1 24 99 STEWING UlllUlVCIl Ideal for Salads Ib. GOVERNMENT INSPECTED CHOICE YOUNG ALBERTA PORK SHOULDER STEAKS VALLEY FARM FROZEN COUPON GOVERNMENT INSPECTED FRESH Ib. 45 89 0 0 WITH THIS COUPON YOU MAY PURCHASE Zlb. net wt. pkg. 6-Loaves of L-Brand RICH'S FROZEN BREAD SAVE 6is1 BULK WIENERS FRESH GROUND BEEF VEG. PROTEIN OPPING 20 oz. net loaf white or brown sliced THIS COUPON EFFECTIVE TH.L SATURDAY CLOSING JULY 20TH REDEEMABLE AT L-MART ONLY 12 02 aerosol tin PUTRI- iBURGER ;