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BIO Magazine - Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century Δεκέμβριος 2015
Δεκέμβριος 2015 No38

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Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century
Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

In the late nineteenth century, Western archaeologists and tourists were fascinated by the ruins of ancient Egypt. Here are some of the incredible photos they took, which were hand-tinted in the fashion of the day. This is like meta-history, where we look back on an historical method of looking back at ancient history.

Temple of Philae, c. 1900 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

The Aswan Low Dam was completed in 1902 near the island of Philae, which was nearly always looded. In the 1960s the UNESCO started a project to save the buildings and transported them to a nearby island.

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

Abu Simbel temples, relocated between 1964 and 1968 because of the same reasons as Philae, mentioned above.

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

An obelisk in Alexandria, c. 1900 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

Isle of Philae, c. 1900 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

The Karnak Temple Complex ad the gate of Ptolemy III 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

The Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and some surrounding ruins 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

Tomb of Caliphs 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

The temple at Kom Ombo, built during the Ptolemaic dynasty in the 2nd-1st century BC, half-buried in sand, 1880s 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

Hagar-el-Silsileh, probably submerged because of the Aswan Dam 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

A Statue of Rameses II in Memphis, Egypt in the 1880s 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

(via Wikimedia Commons )

The old Gezira bridge in the 1880s with big lions 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

A bazaar in Cairo 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

A narrow street in Old Cairo 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

Mosque of Sultan Hasan with an ablution fountain, Cairo 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

Bedouins Pasturing Camels 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

A street somewhere in Cairo 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

Pompey's Pillar, a (88 ft or 26.85 m tall including its base and capital) Roman triumphal column in Alexandra, the largest outside Rome and Constantinople and one of the largest monolithic columns ever erected, built in 297 AD.

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

It was climbed by Commander John Shortland and John White on 3 February, 1803 and displayed the Union Flag there and drank a toast to King George III.Three days later they climbed it again, toasted the king and ate a beef steak.

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

One of the 3400-year-old Colossi of Memnon statues in Thebes 

Medinet Habu, the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III (1186-1155 BC), Thebe 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

The Great Temple of Abydos (the Temple of Seti I )

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

The Temple of Horus in Edfu 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

A donkey market in Giza 

 

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

 

(The images are from Brooklyn Museum .)

 
 

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