Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) 4th Edition
Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) 4th Edition

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  • 31, Jan / 02, Feb 2020
  • Aswan - Luxor, Egypt
Conference Email
cah@ierek-scholar.org
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Introduction

Conservation of architectural heritage is the process of restoring, conserving and managing changes of a heritage in a manner that sustains and enhances its significance, when possible. Conserving and keeping the architectural elements means maintaining; hence, increasing the buildings' values. Considering this, when restoration is possible it is favored to restore the buildings rather than replacing them.

Fundamentally, heritage represents the past history and culture of a nation, where the conservation of architectural heritage plays a vital role in defining the landmark within the area of heritage as well as generating economic return and supporting the tourism industry. It also provides a sense of identity and continuity in a fast changing world for future generations.

Preserving the architectural heritage provides concrete benefits to property owners, businesses owners and to the community as a whole because re-using existing fabric means requiring fewer materials from outside and more labor-intensive work by local trades. It also increases property value for both the restored buildings and surrounding properties. Additionally, conservation of the architectural heritage uses less than half of the energy used in the construction of new buildings whilst reducing the construction waste.

In this regard, IEREK organizes the 4th international conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH), which will take held on a Nile cruise sailing from Aswan to Luxor, in order to discuss its influence on the characteristics of the environment and an area's sense of place. It also seeks to increase awareness about the value of conserving the architectural heritage and saving what is left of history.

The conference aims to discuss the potential of architectural heritage conservation in acting as a catalyst for regeneration in areas like tourism and economic development, which in turn helps businesses attract customers. It also discusses the stimulus it can produce in order to inspire new development of imaginative and high-quality design.

It will definitely be a great opportunity for planners, engineers and environmentalists to work together and help conserve the architecture and heritage of a city. On the other hand, they can discuss the challenges that can be faced during the process of conserving the architectural heritage. It will also help provide them with the chance to transfer the importance of heritage preservation to the individuals, communities, and different cities around the world.

Selected papers of the conference will be published in a book series under the title of Advances in Science, Technology, & Innovation (ASTI) by Springer.

Others will be published in the Resourceedings journal by IEREK Press.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Identification of Architectural Heritage Conservation

    1.1 History of Architectural Conservation

    1.2 Utopian and Sacred Architecture

    1.3 Nomad's Architecture and Desert Communities

    1.4 Governance, Partnerships, and Communities of Practice

    1.5 Awareness of Heritage Rehabilitation Projects

  • 2. Importance of Architectural Heritage Conservation

    2.1 Understanding the Significance of Cultural Heritage Conservation

    2.2 Ways to Conserve the Architectural Heritage

    2.3 Conserving the City's Tradition and Identity through the Protection of the Architectural Heritage

    2.4 Effects of Architectural Heritage Conservation on Tourism Development and Urban Preservation

    2.5 Socio-economics Impact and Environmental Benefits of Heritage Conservation

  • 3. Architectural Heritage Conservation Techniques

    3.1 Protecting Architecture Ethnic Groups

    3.2 Conservation of Cultural Memories through Interior Designs

    3.3 Principles of Conservation of Archaeological Sites

    3.4 Conservation and Development of Heritage Landscape Planning

    3.5 Ecosystem Management and Conservation Strategies

  • 4. Management and Conservation of Architectural Heritage

    4.1 Impact of Conservation of Architectural Heritage on the Environmental Protection

    4.2 Materials Used in the Protection of the Heritage Sites

    4.3 Challenges of Conserving the Architectural Heritage

    4.4 Transshipping of Cultural Heritage and Identities to the Future Generations

    4.5 Best Practices in Assessment, Designating, and Managing World Heritage

  • 5. Advancing technologies and innovation to conserve the architectural heritage

    5.1 Mapping Archeological Sites Using Geographic information System (GIS)

    5.2 Using Remote Sensing to Monitor the Changes within Heritage Sites

    5.3 Using ultra-sounds and other rays in treatments of buildings and in the process of rehabilitation

    5.4 New materials and methods of treatments for cracks

    5.5 International case studies using technologies in conserving heritage buildings and sites

Benefits Of Attending

Attending conferences is very beneficial on the professional level Conferences are full of people promoting new ideas which will expand your knowledge and undoubtedly help your career.

You not only get to hear presentations but also converse with other researchers from different universities and even countries you may have only heard or read about.You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.

Not to mention, you will get an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learn about its people and culture.

Conferences also can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research. Moreover, they let you test them out, share teaching tools and techniques, or even obtain samples of textbooks.

It is an opportunity to engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on. Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hard copy book or in digital format on a USB flash drive. The USB flash drive will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

Indexing and Archiving Papers presented at IEREK conferences regularly appear in notable reviews, publications, and databases, including referencing and abstract.

Participation Procedures

Once an abstract is submitted, it will be sent to the reviewers' committee to go through the revision process:

Elementary Review:

Once an abstract has been submitted to our website, it is assigned for review by the reviewers using the abstract review sheet and validation of publication. This is based on four criteria:

· Accepted for publication (with minor editing changes).

· Conditionally accepted for publication (with revisions provided to authors).

· Rejected but encouraged for re-submission with major modifications.

· Rejected as inappropriate or unworthy of publication in this certain conference.

The criteria for accepting abstracts for the conference are as follows; a relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented as well as a sound literature and methodology of work.

First Acceptance:

Authors will receive a notification message to know the feedback of the reviewers' committee. If an author receives the acceptance of his or her abstract, he or she has to continue writing the full-length paper using the requested templates.

Uploading Full-Length Paper:

Authors who are allowed to upload their full-length paper(s) should use the same account details to upload their full paper(s).

Second Acceptance:

The final paper will proceed to the primary revision to be checked if it meets the conference proceedings standards. Once it gets accepted, the author will be informed to pay the fees so that it could be sent for the final revision by the scientific committee.

Payment:

In this step, and to proceed paper(s) that passed to final revision process and to get the final approval, authors have to pay the requested fees. Otherwise, the final revision process will not be considered for their papers.

Inspections and Final Approval of Full Papers:

The full papers that paid the requested fees will get finally inspected, either scientifically or linguistically. There will be a rigorous review process of full papers following the previous process according to the following criteria:

(1) Is the topic relevant to the conference?
(2) Are the writing and structure clear?
(3) Are graphics, photos, illustrations used where needed?
(4) Are the aims of the study clearly stated?
(5) Are the objectives of the study achieved?
(6) Is the literature review relevant and adequate?
(7) Has the author used the appropriate methodology and explained them clearly?
(8) Has the author interpreted the findings correctly?
(9) Is the paper a significant contribution to the field?

These are the registration and revision procedures for publication that all authors should follow.

Program
DAY 1 31 Jan 2020
08:00—9:30 Arrival and Registration
09:30—11:30 Opening session
11:30—12:00 Coffee Break
12:00—12:30 KEYNOTE 1
12:30—13:00 KEYNOTE 2
13:00—13:30 KEYNOTE 3
13:30—14:00 KEYNOTE 4
14:00—14:30 KEYNOTE 5
14:30—15:15 Lunch
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20:00—23:00 Gala Dinner
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12:40—13:30 Chairman Word
12:40—13:30 Closing Ceremony
Publications

All accepted papers of the fourth Conservation of Architectural Heritage (4th CAH) after the peer-review process will be either published as chapters in the Book Series “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer or in The International Journal of Proceedings of Science and Technology (Resourceedings) online by IEREK Press.

To publish your research in the online Journal or Book by 'Springer' and provide it with world-wide visibility, authors must submit an extended version of their short papers that are 10 -12 pages long.

The ASTI Book Series by Springer is by highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure a high-quality publication material to be eventually published online and printable.

The ASTI Book Series will be submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI), EI-Compendex, and Scopus databases. 


        

Note that only authors of accepted papers who will register before the deadline of 02 November 2019 will be allowed to present during the conference sessions (see Important Dates and Conference Fees). The Previous proceedings of the 2nd Conference Conservation of Architectural Heritage (2nd CAH) are published in the ASTI book titled "Conservation of Architectural Heritage", and the 3rd Conference (3rd CAH) are in the process of production and will be published in the ASTI book titled “Cities' Identity Through Architecture and Arts” in 2020. As for the rest of the proceedings they are published online in the international journal of Proceedings of Science and Technology (Resourceedings).

If you are not sure whether you or one of your co-authors will be able to attend the conference, you should bear in mind that there is a fee to be paid for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests). The accepted paper will not be included in the conference proceedings without paying the fee (see Conference Fees for more details). A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference proceedings book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

The proceedings of the Conservation of Architectural Heritage (4th CAH) will consist of 5 sections (or Parts), each edited by the following group of Chief Editors:

Federica Rosso

Professor at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Mahmoud Yousef M. Ghoneem,

Associate Professor at Helwan University, Egypt

Nicola Cavalagli,

Professor at Universita degli Studi di Perugia, Italy

Nabil Mohareb,

Professor at Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Chaham Alalouch,

Professor at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Dean Hawkes,

Professor at Cardiff University, UK

Hocine Bougdah,

Professor at University for the Creative Arts, UK

Refund Policy

Please note that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa if needed, by sending an invitation letter, but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances for any reason will receive refunds according to the following plan and according to the number of days from the start of the event:

Cancellation Policy Up to 60 days before the event Up to 50 days before the event Up to 40 days before the event 39 days before the event
Penalty 20% 50% 70% 100%

EXCEPTION

A refund is not possible if

-An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

-The proceedings of the event have been published (Authors only)

-All matters have been finalized (accommodation/travel expenses paid for)

Visa Rejection Cases

Reason and proof of rejection must be submitted. If the reason for rejection is due to an error on our part, the participant will be refunded their full fee with a deduction of a 20% administration fee.

Documents to be issued by IEREK to acquire a visa are as follows:

*Final Acceptance Letter (Authors only)

*Visa Invitation Letter

*Invoice/proof of payment

We encourage all authors and attendees to ensure their having acquired all documents (those applicable) mentioned.

If the reason for rejection is not related to any of the aforementioned and is an error on the participant’s part, the following will apply:

*Authors: may choose to let their co-author present his/her research on his/her behalf free of charge. If the author does not have a co-author, a member of the scientific committee shall present on the author’s behalf.

*Audience members/Registrants: will only be allowed to attend another similar event of their choosing that is organized by IEREK free of charge.

Conference Fees

– Instructions

– IEREK is happy to invite students from everywhere to register for and attend as an audience in the Conservation of Architectural Heritage Conference For FREE (accommodation fees are not included ) only until the 30th of November, 2019. This is an opportunity to learn from and enjoy the conference through the process of learning new experiences and knowledge.

– This is your chance to not only get to see some of the world’s and Egypt’s most famous antiquities and archaeological sites but also to meet respectable and famous academics in their fields. Kindly note that this offer does not include accommodation.

Register now for accommodation!

– CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS

– Delegates who cancel their registration due to special circumstances than 60 days before the start of the conference and do not have a paper published in the proceedings will receive a complete refund minus the list price of the conference book and a $100 administration charge. Fees remain payable in full for cancellations received within 60 days of the start of the conference.

– Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy. 

Fees (Non-Egyptians) Short Papers

Author fees for Early Payment           |    22nd September 2019 

USD 250
Author fees for Regular Payment      |    21st October 2019 USD 300

Author fees for Late Payment            |    21st November 2019

USD 400
Fees (Non-Egyptians) Long Paper 

Author fees for Early Payment           |    22nd September 2019 

USD 400

Author fees for Regular Payment      |    21st October 2019

USD 500

Author fees for Late Payment            |    21st November 2019

USD 600

Fees for Audiences,

USD 250
Fees (Egyptians) 

Author fees with special discount for Early Payment 

EGP 3300

Author fees for Regular Payment 

EGP 3800

Author fees for Late Payment

EGP 4800

Fees for Audiences, (Learners, Interests) 

EGP 1500  
Author's Instructions

Short Papers

To download the writing template for a Short paper,Click here 
Extended Papers 
 
- Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

- After you have received the acceptance of your abstract, please continue to write your full paper with the requested template (please download from the link provided below).

Note:

Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper. For publication, the accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

Writing Templates: Authors are strongly encouraged to use the formatting style described below for submitting an abstract as this format is required for the full paper.

- English will be the official language.


To download the writing template for a full-length paper,Click here

Abstract and full paper submission instructions,Click here

Conference Location

Aswan City, Aswan Governorate, Egypt

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 04 Aug 2019
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 03 Sep 2019
Full Paper Submission Deadline 02 Nov 2019
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 02 Dec 2019
Early Payment Deadline 02 Nov 2019
Regular Payment Deadline 02 Dec 2019
Late Payment Deadline 01 Jan 2020
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 02 Dec 2019
Letter of Final Acceptance 02 Dec 2019
Conference Program 01 Jan 2020
Conference Launch 31 Jan 2020
Visa Application

For participants who need Entry Visas, IEREK will issue a visa letter for applicants who are accepted to present at our conferences.

Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

Accommodation

The conference will be held in the River Nile cruiser "Grand Princess" from Aswan to Aswan. A nonstop 4 days cruise will cover the most important heritage and cultural sites in the world. All of the visits to the spots and sites include free pickups and drop offs from and to the cruise boat. Spending your time in Egypt in the river cruise will let you enjoy seeing the most exciting, pleasant and historic places, and having the most competitive prices and fees of the accommodation.

It will also grant you a luxurious 5-star experience and services.The accommodation covers the sightseeing fees, all meals as per itinerary, and the transportation from Luxor airport to the cruise boat and from the city to Aswan airport as well.

Find below shots from the Nile cruiser along with the outstanding services:

إنه من المقرر إنعقاد هذ الحدث العلمي العظيم على ظهر واحدة من أرقى البواخر النيلية مع توفير إقامة فندقية على متن الباخرة، وتستمر هذه الرحلة النيلية الخلابة لمدة أربعة أيام نزور فيها أعرق وأهم المواقع الأثرية والثقافية في العالم. جميع هذه الزيارات والإنتقالات من وإلى الباخرة النيلية مجاناً

إن قضاء رحلة نيلية كهذه لسوف يحقق لك الفائدة على المستوى الثقافي والترفيهي من خلال زيارة مثل هذه الأماكن التاريخية العريقة بأقل التكاليف التنافسية وأعلى جودة خدمة

:الخدمات تشمل

خدمة فندقية 5 نجوم على أعلى مستوى -

تكاليف التسكين والانتقالات من مطار أسوان إلى الباخرة ومن المدينة إلى مطار الأقصر -

3 وجبات أساسية: الإفطار، الغداء والعشاء -

:شاهد بالأسفل صور من الفندق العائم والخدمات المتميزة المتاحة

Kindly, note that the number of single rooms available is very limited.

The policy of “First Paid, First Served” will be followed!

Fees for Non-Egyptians

Before the 2nd of December

3 Nights for single occupancy in a Double Room $380
3 Nights Single Room $560

After the 2nd of December

3 Nights for single occupancy in a Double Room $420
3 Nights Single Room $600
Fees for Egyptians

Before the 2nd of December

3 Nights for single occupancy in a Double Room EGP 4800
3 Nights Single Room EGP 6600

After the 2nd of December

3 Nights for single occupancy in a Double Room EGP 5800
3 Nights Single Room EGP 7600

Note: Upgrading from a double room to a single room is only possible if you pay the price difference.

Travel Information

The conference will be on the Nile cruiser starting from the city of Aswan up to Luxor, which will take 4 days to get there.

For participants of the conference from outside of Egypt. Upon arrival at the Cairo International Airport, you must travel to the city of Aswan by domestic flights, the duration of the trip will be about 1:15 hours . there will be a plane scheduled to depart almost every hour to arrive at Aswan.
Upon arrival at the airport in Aswan, you must rent a taxi to the Embarkation of the Nile Cruise. Taxi costs about 2 euros, and will arrive within 20 minutes.
 
If you prefer to travel by train: You have to go to the railway station by Taxi and it’s about 19 km from the airport in Cairo, and then travel by sleeping accommodation train to the city of Aswan and the trip will take 9 to 10 hours, and the cost of the trip is about 50 euros.
 
If you choose to travel by bus, you must also go to down town and you can find the bus station booking booth near the railway station, its about 20 km from the airport in Cairo.
 

 

The journey to the city of Aswan by bus will take about 8 to 9 hours, and the cost of the trip is about 10 euros one way ticket only to the city of Aswan, after you reach the end of the bus station, you must rent a taxi to  Embarkation of Nile cruise, the cost of a taxi about 2 euros, and will arrive within 20 minute.
As for the participants in the conference from Egypt, if you’re a resident in Cairo, you’ll need to travel by bus or by sleeping accommodation train or the Spanish train, and if you are from outside the city of Cairo, you must travel by bus or by Express train via Cairo then you can change the train and complete your trip by sleeping accommodation train.
 
Places To Visit

The most things to do in Aswan – Egypt

Aswan is still and will always be a must-see tourist destination in Egypt, famous for its beautiful scenery along the Nile and the Nubian culture that is still a strong influence in southern Egypt. In spite of the concentration of tourists in Luxor around its many pharaonic monuments, Aswan provides a much more relaxed experience. It is the smallest of Egypt’s major touristic cities, but it also bears the distinctive mark of the more relaxed Nubian culture. People interested in pharaonic history can’t pass up Aswan because of the impressive places like Philae TempleAswan High Dam, Abu Simbel Temples and the Nubian Village. Here are some of the most incredible things you can do in Aswan:

  1. Learn about traditions, culture and clothing tips through visiting the Nubian Village

The Nubians people are very friendly and hospitable. They often invite guests into their houses to have a cup of the traditional drink “Karkade”. The houses are painted with bright colors, with floors made of sand and some of the rooms have no roofs. Aswan is one of the driest places in the world so there is no need for protection against rain. Traditional crafts are often displayed, such as the unique “Shamsi” bread with a homegrown baking technique. You can visit Aswan’s Souq which is a colorful bazaar and is known as the cheapest place to buy souvenirs in Aswan. The bazaar has various Egyptian and African goods such as perfumes, peanuts, henna powder, spices and dried hibiscus flowers “Karkade”. There are also T-shirts and custom made Ancient Egyptian styled souvenirs. In side alleys, you can find traders selling Nubian artifacts such as skullcaps, talismans, baskets, Sudanese swords, carpets, and stuffed animals like crocodiles.

In Aswan, you will have the opportunity to not only eat delicious home cooked Nubian food, but you will also learn the culture and history of its residents. They have to move away from some of their old village because they were located nearby the Cornishe of Elephantine Island. Nubians used to live in the valley of the Nile south of Aswan, but in 1960, the High Dam construction caused flooding for many Nubian villages, so the Nubian had to relocate in Gharb Aswan near the Tomb of the Nobles.

  • Explore the Ancient Temple of Philae, where the Egyptian God Horus is revered

The Philae Temple has an equally enchanting location, downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser and mentioned by multiple ancient writers in their works. The island temple contains multiple ruins and rocks, inscribed with the names and titles of Amenhotep III, Ramesses II, Psamtik II, Apries, and Amasis II, together with memorials of the later Macedonian and Roman rulers of Egypt. It magnificently is a crossroad of the different eras in Egypt’s cultural and religious history.

Upon entrance, the First Pylon leads into the main temple area, where you can admire the huge relief depicting the Egyptian king Dionysos grasping a band of enemies by the hair and raising his club to smite them, with Gods Isis and Hathor on the left. A grand sight to witness indeed. One more interesting thing to note would be Napoleon’s inscription on the central doorway, commemorating his campaign in 1799. Within the main courtyard, make sure to check out the Birth House, where epic scenes from the childhood of Horus, including Horus as a falcon and Isis suckling Horus in the swamps, are inscribed. The entire Philae Temple contains endless ancient wonders and sculptures, not only limited to Ancient Egypt but also its Greco, Macedonian and even French links. The temple is an awe-inspiring sight to see, and cannot be missed!

Do visit the museum located on the island, where a mummified Ram of Khnum, one of Egypt’s earliest deities, is displayed. Artifacts dating back to pre-dynastic times have also been found on Elephantine and are showcased in the museum. Furthermore, the entire island is like an extended live museum in itself. The oldest ruins still standing on the island are a granite step pyramid from the third dynasty and a small shrine, built for the local sixth-dynasty monarch, Hekayib. A rare calendar, known as the Elephantine Calendar, and one of the oldest nilometers in Egypt, last reconstructed in Roman times, is also located on the island.

  • Visit the Elephantine Island in the middle of the Nile which has multiple ruins and temples to discover

The Elephantine is the largest island in the Aswan archipelago. Located opposite the Corniche, the island derived its name from historic ivory trading. In Ancient Egyptian times, the island had a fort that stood at Egypt’s southern border with Nubia, making it an excellent defensive site for a city and a natural cargo transfer point for river trade. Elephantine was also an important stone quarry, providing granite materials that is transported widely within Egypt to be used in monuments and buildings. With such rich historical significance, the island is a must-visit for Ancient Egypt enthusiasts!

Do visit the museum located on the island, where a mummified Ram of Khnum, one of Egypt’s earliest deities, is displayed. Artifacts dating back to pre-dynastic times have also been found on Elephantine and are showcased in the museum. Furthermore, the entire island is like an extended live museum in itself. The oldest ruins still standing on the island are a granite step pyramid from the third dynasty and a small shrine, built for the local sixth-dynasty monarch, Hekayib. A rare calendar, known as the Elephantine Calendar, and one of the oldest nilometers in Egypt, last reconstructed in Roman times, is also located on the island.

 

The museum itself is also a work of art. Its architecture reflects the traditional character of the Nubian architecture, thereby winning the Agha-Khan Award of Architecture in 2001. You can also visit the beautiful garden in the museum, where there are waterfalls, palm trees, flowers, and climbing bushes, spread around natural rocks. There is also an amphitheatre for local and international music and dance performances.

  • Learn about Nubian history at one of Egypt’s best museums “Nubian Museum”

The locale of Aswan originally belonged not to Ancient Egypt (before it was conquered), but to a kingdom known as Nubia or the “Land of Gold” in ancient times. The Nubian kingdom was located south of Ancient Egypt and as one of the indigenous peoples of the region, it had a rich history.

To preserve this crucial and ancient heritage, after the construction of Aswan’s High Dam, the Egyptian government appealed to the UNESCO, kick starting an immense international plan to excavate and record hundreds of sites. These precious materials were thereby preserved and showcased in a museum in Aswan to exhibit the unique Nubian heritage. Multiple temples on the island such as the ones at Abu Simbel and Philae were also disassembled and reconstructed on higher grounds.

Construction of the museum is a work of art. Its architecture reflects the traditional character of the Nubian architecture, thereby winning the Agha-Khan Award of Architecture in 2001. You can also visit the beautiful garden in the museum, where there are waterfalls, palm trees, flowers, and climbing bushes, spread around natural rocks. There is also an amphitheatre for local and international music and dance performances.

 

Thereby, the Aswan High Dam possesses extremely significant historical, political and environmental connotations, making it one of the most visited sites for those who come to Aswan. It has reshaped the city and up till today, plays an important role in the development of Egypt’s hydro-electricity sector and agriculture.

  • Make a trip to the Aswan High Dam, one of the most controversial projects in recent history

The creation of the Aswan High Dam and its counterpart, the man-made Lake Nasser, was a project that received much debate. Culturally, it destroyed many traditional Nubian villages and temples, while multiple artifacts were disturbed and had to be relocated, Temple of Abu Simbel was one of many.

Environmentally, the annual flood of the Nile which provided extremely fertile soil for farmers downstream which the dam stopped. This resulted in the need for fertilizers to grow crops, which the expense damaged the livelihoods of farmers. This controversy was intensified with construction of the dam being aided by the Soviets in the Cold War, where Nasser was trying to champion Arab nationalism in opposition to American influence in the region.

Thereby, the Aswan High Dam possesses extremely significant historical, political and environmental connotations, making it one of the most visited sites for those who come to Aswan. It has reshaped the city and up till today, plays an important role in the development of Egypt’s hydro-electricity sector and agriculture.

  • Prepare to be blown away by the magnificence of Abu Simbel Temples

These temples are one of the world’s most incredible monuments, and Egypt’s second most visited touristic site, the Pyramids of Giza being on the top of the list. The temples were relocated in the 1960s and that was a historic event. At that time, the temples were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser when the High Dam was constructed. Relocation of the Temples  was successful and they were dismantled to a spot above the cliff where they had been built. The more famous of the two temples is dedicated to Ramses II and the smaller one to his favorite wife Nefertari. The Temples were built by Ramses II in the 13th century BC. The huge facade of Ramses II temple represents four colossal seated figures of Ramses. The facade is 119 feet wide, 100 feet wide and each statue is 67 feet high. Door of the facade leads to the interior of the temple which is a 185 feet long man-made rock cave leading to a series of halls and rooms. The most interesting feature about the Temple of Abu-Simbel is the oriented construction. The magical thing about the temples is that twice a year, the morning sun rays shine through the length of the inner temple cave and light up the statues of the four Gods at the end of the cave.

By joining  us at the 4th conference on “Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH)”, you can visit all of these magical places and museums. CAH will be held on a Nile cruise sailing from Aswan to Luxor, Egyptfrom the 31st Jan to 2nd Feb 2020.

For registeration and any inquiries please check this link: https://www.ierek.com/events/cah4th#introduction