18 NUBIANA “We have come, O King, to add our labours to yours in order that your quest for eternity may be preserved. Using means unimaginable to you, but ever mindful of your intentions and rites.” RENÉ MAHEU, DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNESCO, AT THE CEREMONY TO MARK THE COMPLETION OF THE RESCUE OPERATION TO SAVE THE TEMPLES OF ABU SIMBEL, SEPTEMBER 22, 1968