Rescue Archaeology and Spanish Journalism: The Abu Simbel Operation

Salomé Zurinaga Fernández-Toribio


Building Aswan Dam brought an unprecedented campaign to rescue all the affected archaeological sites in the region. Among them, Abu Simbel, one of the Egyptian icons, whose relocation was minutely followed by the Spanish press. This paper analyzes this coverage and its impact in Spain, one of the participant countries.


Abu Simbel; Journalism; Spain; Rescue Archaeology; Egypt

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