Built in 1902 AD, south of Aswan, this dam signaled the beginning
of modern irrigation in Egypt.
THE HIGH DAM
20th century engineering miracle is one of the largest dams
in the world, and was built to safeguard Egypt against thehigh
Nile floods, which either destroyed large tracts of land or
ran wastefully into the Mediterranean. The dam, 111 metres
above sea level, is 3.600 metres long and 40 metres wide at
the high dam provides irrigation and electricity for the whole
of Egypt and together with the old Aswan Dam, 6kms downriver,
offers wonderful views for visitors.
the top of the High Dam, you can gaze across Lake Nasser,
the huge reservoir created when the dam was built, at Kalabsha
temple in the south, and the huge power station to the north.