UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

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Victory in Nubia
In 1980, UNESCO concluded its twenty-year international campaign to save the treasures of Nubia from the rising waters of the Nile when the Aswan High Dam was built. During the campaign, workmen, engineers, architects and archaeologists combined their efforts to move to safety twenty-two temples in what must rank as one of the greatest technical exploits of the century. The success of the Nubian campaign gave rise to twenty-six others, as well as operational projects for the protection of monuments and sites such as those in Angkor, Mostar and Ethiopia. The poster was designed by Isa Chit, a graphic artist from UNESCO.

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