When you first see the Temple of Debod, the very first question you ask yourself is how the hell did this Egyptian temple end up in downtown Madrid?!
Well, this temple was donated to Spain in 1968 by the Egyptian government as a gesture of gratitude for the help provided by Spanish archaeologists in the UNESCO team that saved the temple from the rising waters of Lake Nasser.
In other words, the Egyptian state robs Peter to pay Paul!
Some photos taken by myself: