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Stereoscopic views of Egypt

Stereoscopic views of Egypt

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stereoscopic views of Egypt
Creator: Underwood & Underwood
Inclusive Dates: 1908
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet 3 boxes
Collection Number: ms3724
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The stereoscope allowed two images to be viewed as one image in order to create a three-dimensional illusion. The firm Underwood and Underwood created travel series of stereoscopic views that allowed the viewer to take a visual tour of a foreign place. The stereoscopes were images of people, historic sites, cities, landscapes, industry, and agriculture.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of stereographs of images of Egypt. Also included is a stereograph of three people with leprosy sitting on the ground outside the city of Jerusalem.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sterescopic views of Egypt, ms3724, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Egypt -- Photographs.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Pompey's Pillar, the sailor's landmark, and modern Alexandria
12Cairo- home of the Arabian nights, greatest city of Africa
13Citadel and Mohammed Ali Mosque beyond Bab-el-Wezir cemetery, Cairo
14Cairo- looking southwest across city to pyramids
15A "Ship of the Desert" passing tombs of by-gone Moslem rulers, Cairo
16Tomb Mosque of Sultan Kait Bey, Cairo
17The prayer-niche and pulpit in the tomb mosque of Kait Bey, Cairo
18The Holy Carpet Parade with the Mahmal, Cairo
19The harem-windows in the court of a wealthy Caiene's house
110Diorite statue of King Khafre, builder of the Second Pyramid of Gizeh, Cairo
111The famouse wooden statue called the Shekh-el-Beled, in the Museum, Cairo
112Mummy of Sethos I, who lived in the 14th Century, B.C., Cairo
113The jewelry of Queen Ahhotep, 17th Century B.C., Cairo Museum
114The stela of Amenophis III, Cairo Museum
115The great Nile bridge at Cairo
116The road to the pyramids from near Cairo
117The Great Pyramid of Gizah
118King Khufu's tomb, the Great Pyramid of Giza
119Looking up the northeast corner of the Great Pyramid
120From the summit of the Great Pyramid looking East
121The second pyramid
122Looking down the southwest corner of the Great Pyramid
123Entrance to the Great Pyramid
124Looking down the main passage to Khufu's sepulchre within the great pyramid
125 Khufu's sarcophagus broken by robbers
126Ruins of the granite temple, the Sphinx, and great Pyramid
127The Sphinx
128Statue of Ramses II
129Attempt of pyramid
130Quarry chambers of Masara
131The obelisk of Heliopolis
132The brick store-chambers of Pithom, built by Hebrew bondsmen
133Dahabiyehs on the river ready for a Nile Voyage
234Watchoing a sand whirlwind
235An Egyptian "shaduf" lifting Nile waters to the fields
236An Egyptian Sakieh
237Threshing in Egypt
238The winnowing of the grain
239Brick making as seen today
240The tomb of a feudal lord at Benihasan built about 1900 B.C.
241Cliff-tombs of the lords of Assiut
242Assuit, the largest city of Upper Egypt
243The temple of Sethos I, Abydos
244Columns of Sethos I temple
245Sethos I and Ramses II worshipping ancestors
246Temple of Hathor at Denderah
247Across the plain of Thebes and past the Memnon statues
248The deserted Temple of Luxor
249The Moslem mosque in the court of Luxor Temple, Thebes
250Colonnade, Luxor Temple, Thebes
251Ramses II obelisk in front of Luxor Temple
252Grand avenue approaching the temple of Karnak, Thebes
253Tempole at Karnak, Thebes
254Excavating an avenue to the temple of Karnak
255Avenue of sacred images after excavation, Karnak, Thebes
256The great court of the Karnak Temple, Thebes
257Colonnade, Karnak, Thebes
258Looking across sacred lake to graet temple, Karnak, Thebes
259Middle aisle of the great hall and obelisk of Thutmosis I, Karnak, Thebes
260The tallest obelisk in Egypt, in the temple of Karnak, Thebes
261Plants and animals brought from Syria by the Pharoahs, Karnak, Thebes
262Great war reliefs sculptured in the wall at Karnak Temple, Thebes
263Records of the campaign of Shishak who captured Jerusalem, Karnak, Thebes
264Colossal "Memnon" statues at Thebes
265The Ramesseum-temple of Ramses II at Thebes
366From roof of Ramesseum over the Plain of Thebes
367Plain of Thebes and the colossi of Memnon, seen from the Ramesseum
368Looking south over the Theban plain and Temples of Medinet Habu
369Painted tomb-chamber hewn in the rock of the cliffs at Thebes
370Colonnaded terraces of templew at Der-el-Bahri, Thebes
371Reliefs of Queen Makere's expedition to East Africa, Der-el-Bahri, Thebes
372From the high cliffs at Der-el-Bahri across the plain to Luxor, Thebes
373Down the Nile from the western cliffs of Thebes
374Valley of the kings' tombs at Thebes
375Descending gallery in tomb of Sethos I, Thebes
376Looking north to temple of of Sethos I, Thebes
377The first pylon of the great temple at Medinut Habu, Thebes
378The hunting of the wild bull, carved on temple wall at Medinut Habu
379Scenes of battle and the chase carved on wall at Medinut Habu, Thebes
380Walled City of El Kab, seen from door of a tomb in the cliffs
381The pylon and court of the temple of Horus at Edfu
382Temple at Edfu
383The Holy of Hollies and shrine for the divine image, temple of Edfu, Egypt
384Assuan and thew island of Elephantine from the western cliffs
385Tomb of Harkhuf, a frontier baron in the days of the pyramid builders
386The Nilometer (measurer of inundations) at the first cataract
387Ninety-two foot obelisk still lying in the quarry of Assuan
388Inscription of a seven year's famine on an island in the Nile
389Philae, the "Pearl of Egypt"
390Looking down on the island of Philae and its temples
391The great Assuan dam seen from the Philae temple
392The Nubian temple of Kalabsheh
393Kasr Ibrim and a view down the Nile in Nubia
394The grotto temple of Abu Simbel, seen from the Nile
395The sixty-five foot portrait statues of Ramses II at Abu Simbel
396Looking down on the river past front of Abu Simbel temple
397Interior of rock-hewn temple of Abu Simbel
398Second cataract of the Nile
399The toomb of the Mahdi at Omdurman, Sudan
3100Governor's palace and armored steamer leaving Khartum, Sudan
334"Lepers" outside of Jerusalem