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Abu Simbel - DVD - surely someone found it!

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Arbroath
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Abu Simbel - DVD - surely someone found it!

It is actually a 'wonder' that it is not easier to buy the DVD of the moving of Abu Simbel when Lake Nasser was being created - it was absolutely magnificent to see, breath taking! I was at the airport at Aswan and saw it being played but thought I would buy it from Amazon back at home or something, not knowing, that is impossible! If anyone ever visits this wonder of the world, buy this DVD in Egypt! PLEASE, has anyone ever found out where they can buy it - someone could make a fortune on ebay by selling it, there are so many of us making the same please!

Pam - Arbroath

West Country
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1. Re: Abu Simbel - DVD - surely someone found it!

I had a look myself and couldn't find it or anything like it on the sites I visited. I have to admit though that the one DVD I did purchase in Egypt and apparently made in conjunction with an international television company was of such appalling quality I could only watch ten minutes or so before dispensing with same in the nearest bin.

Arbroath
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2. Re: Abu Simbel - DVD - surely someone found it!

Thank you SWmuse for replying though, I ended up buying a collection of DVDs from Discovery - The Ancient Egyptians, so that will do me for the moment, and I also watched an old recording through UTube of Abu Simbel. But, wish I had made the effort to wait in the queue to buy the original DVD, although judging by your comment, it may not have been a good quality, so maybe just as well.

Pam L

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3. Re: Abu Simbel - DVD - surely someone found it!

I too have a selection of National Geographic and Discovery channel DVDs and they are of good quality.

Its hard to know what the standard would have been of the Abu Simbel one, sometimes I get the impression the only good copy is that being shown so as to reel us in.

The DVD I got looked as though it had been filmed by someone with an extraordinarily shaky hand, underwater, through a lens smeared with vaseline with commentary by a man (I think) with a very sore throat who was trying to eat sweets (wrappers and all) whilst doing it!!!.

If I should come across the DVD whilst perusing the web I will let you know.

SWMuse

Manchester, United...
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4. Re: Abu Simbel - DVD - surely someone found it!

I found this on you tube-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEav_fSmU6s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDY-z8xkQcc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qdl6BLJzow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABal4nuD0-Y

Is is the one you were looking for?

Edited: 7:15 pm, December 28, 2011
Manchester, United...
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5. Re: Abu Simbel - DVD - surely someone found it!

I don't think it is now I've looked at it.

I found this one too which I think maybe the one you are looking for....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlGXzLOnNfM

I have only put the first part on (no sound on computer at the moment and I don't think it's in English!)

I am going to Abu Simbel myself next year, that's how I found your post and can remember seeing this on tv years ago (in English though..:] )

Anyway, seems like there are a few of us looking for the same thing...one can but try, as the saying goes, ;)

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