DISMANTLING TWO TEMPLES, REASSEMBLING THEM ELSEWHERE AND PERFECTLY RECONSTRUCTING THE LANDFORMS AROUND THEM WAS A VISIONARY IDEA AND REPRESENTED A NEW FRONTIER FOR OUR SECTOR. IT WOULD HAVE TO ACHIEVE UNPRECEDENTED LEVELS OF EXCELLENCE TO PREVENT THIS HERITAGE FROM BEING DAMAGED OR EVEN LOST FOREVER. SALINI IMPREGILO IS STILL PROUD TO HAVE WRITTEN A FEW PAGES OF THAT STORY. IT REMEMBERS WITH ADMIRATION, THROUGH A BOOK IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MUSEO EGIZIO OF TURIN, ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO, WITH THEIR UNIQUE ABILITIES AND SKILLS, ACHIEVED THIS REMARKABLE FEAT. CEO, Pietro Salini
On September 22, 1968, the sun rising over the Nile valley cast new shadows. It was a special day for Egypt and the whole world because the work of moving the temples of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel was complete.
Salini Impregilo took part in the initiative, and was given the task of dismantling the temples, which were divided into 1,070 blocks, and building an artificial hill, similar to the original, which would be their new home, thus preserving them for future generations to admire.