TITLE OF PROJECT

The Temple of Debod

PRESENTER INFORMATION

Jadon YehFollow

LANGUAGE LEARNED

Spanish

HIGH SCHOOL

White County High School

EXHIBIT TYPE

Model

DESCRIPTION

We chose the Temple of Debod because it is a symbol of Spain’s influence and sign of honor to the rest of the world. The Temple of Debod is an Egyptian temple that was reconstructed in Madrid, Spain. It was originally built in Aswan, Egypt to worship the god Amun. However, when the Aswan Dam was going to be constructed, the Temple of Debod as well as others were in danger of being destroyed. So instead of destroying it, Egypt decided to dismantle it and send it to Spain as a thanks for helping construct the dam. It was reassembled in Madrid just outside the Parque de Oeste. Carlos Arias Navarro inaugurated it in July 1972 and made it open to the public for all of the Spanish citizens and tourists to see the ancient temple and walk on the outside area of the temple which is also perfect for watching the sunset.

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The Temple of Debod

We chose the Temple of Debod because it is a symbol of Spain’s influence and sign of honor to the rest of the world. The Temple of Debod is an Egyptian temple that was reconstructed in Madrid, Spain. It was originally built in Aswan, Egypt to worship the god Amun. However, when the Aswan Dam was going to be constructed, the Temple of Debod as well as others were in danger of being destroyed. So instead of destroying it, Egypt decided to dismantle it and send it to Spain as a thanks for helping construct the dam. It was reassembled in Madrid just outside the Parque de Oeste. Carlos Arias Navarro inaugurated it in July 1972 and made it open to the public for all of the Spanish citizens and tourists to see the ancient temple and walk on the outside area of the temple which is also perfect for watching the sunset.