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Wednesday 14 March 2018, by SFDAS

The concession granted to the Aksha French-Argentinean mission covered an area of 8 km² along the western banks of the Nile, close to the Egyptian-Sudanese border, a stone’s throw south of the Faras site. It was chosen because of the imminent construction of the Aswan High Dam, threatening the remains in the very short term. The site, one of the first to disappear after impoundment, is best known for its ramesside temple which was partially rebuilt in the gardens of the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum.