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Aswan Dam Gallery

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Choose from 4 pictures in our Aswan Dam collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Berberin boatmen, flooded isle of Philae, Egypt, c1922. Artist: Donald McLeish
Berberin boatmen, flooded isle of Philae, Egypt, c1922. Artist: Donald McLeish
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The Aswan dam as seen from the Philae temple, Egypt, 1905.Artist: Underwood & Underwood
The Aswan dam as seen from the Philae temple, Egypt, 1905.Artist: Underwood & Underwood
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Aswan Dam, Egypt, 20th century
Aswan Dam, Egypt, 20th century
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Benjamin Baker (1840-1907), British civil engineer, c1896
Benjamin Baker (1840-1907), British civil engineer, c1896
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Aswan Dam, Egypt, 20th century Featured Image

Aswan Dam, Egypt, 20th century

Aswan Dam, Egypt, 20th century. In the late 19th century, the growth of population and agricultural production in the lower Nile Valley led to the decision to build a dam across the river at Aswan. This would both improve control of the massive annual Nile floods for agriculture and provide hydro-electric power for industry. The dam was built by the British who employed some of their foremost engineers, including Willcocks, Baker and Aird. Construction was completed in 1902, with modifications to its height made in 1907-1912 and 1929-1934. Even after this the dam ultimately proved inadequate for its purpose, leading to the building of the much larger Aswan High Dam in the 1960s

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