Today, the temple of Amada, the temple of al-Derr, and the tomb of Pennut are located in the site of New Amada, around 160 km south of Aswan. They were in danger of permanent submersion under the waters of the Nile with the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s. Because of their immense historical value, these ancient monuments were rescued by UNESCO’s operation to salvage the monuments in Nubia. They were dismantled and relocated from their original sites to their new home in New Amada, just a few kilometres away. Since 1979, these beautiful monuments are now inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.