After Egypt completed the Aswan Dam project unsuccessully they sought financial aid from the United Nations, the USA and Britian - all refused. The Russians gave aid from 1960 - 1971 to build the High Dam. 4 turbines could generate 2.1 million kw of electricity per day (not all used at once though) and consequently electricity in Egypt is around 15-18 LE per month. That's around $AUS4.50. The resultant Lake Nassar continues south for 500 km, 350km in Egypt and 150km in Sudan.
We've covered thousands of years over thousands of kilometres! October 5th 2008 Hello! Holly and I have just arrived back from the most amazing time snorkeling off the red sea coast at Hurghada.... but I don't want to talk about that just yet we have to catch you up on the last 7 days or so.
Temples and tombs and enough history to make you wish you'd been paying more attention at school. We've been to Aswan, Abu Simbel, the High Dam and Luxor. I've taken around 1000 photos ( ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Red Sea » Hurghada The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more