Egypt's Amada Temple is the oldest surviving temple in the Nubian region. Construction was started by Pharaoh Thutmose III around 1450 BC; it was moved as part of the Nubian Monuments relocation in the 1960s as a preservation effort from the rising waters of Lake Nasser after dam construction. The site is especially notable for the amazing colors still visible in its well-preserved carvings. Nearby is the Temple of Derr, another relocated temple in the Nubian Monuments corridor. The structure, built by Ramses II, is the only rock-cut temple commissioned by the pharaoh on the east bank of the Nile.