View from Philae, looking north, 1857
Scope and Contents
234 x 152 mm. A view showing the temple colonnades at the left of the print with the Nile winding away through a rocky landscape beyond. The island of Philae lies above the Asswan Dam, completed in 1906, and when the sluices were closed, the island was submerged. With the building of the second dam the problem of the survival of the monuments at Philae became acute and a twenty year project to remove the buildings to Agilkia has recently been completed.
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Fair condition, some fading in from edges.
Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer
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