This allows tourists to discover sites in the area of the ancient Nubia.
Thus cruise remains the only way to reach the Nubian temples located south of Aswan, saved from the waters and again accessible to tourists by boat, with the exception of Kalabsha and Abu Simbel.
Lake Nasser is the largest artificial lake in the world. 2027 m², 317 miles long, and up to 22 miles wide. It was created from the construction of the high dam of Aswan in the 1960s. It spreads over 217 miles in Egyptian Nubia and over 93 miles in Sudanese Nubia. It engulfed Low Nubia and the Nubian temples were in danger of disappearing forever. A large-scale international operation was launched by UNESCO to save this witness of the antiquity. Some twenty temples were dismantled.
The banks of the lake are inhabited by gazelles, foxes and several types of venomous snakes. Many fish (including the Nile perch) inhabit the lake, as well as crocodiles (up to 5 m long) and lizards. More than 5,000 fishermen catch nearly 50, 000 tons of small fish across half a year.
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