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Abou Simbel, Nubia, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A/15

Scope and Contents

158 x 220 mm. A view showing the facade of the great temple at Abu Simbel with the colossal statues of Rameses II seen in profile. Probably the most photographed of the Ancient Egyptian sites from Maxime du Campe (1849) onwards. The temple was moved to higher ground to protect it from the effects of the Aswan High Dam.


  • Creation: 1857


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Poor condition, some overall fading and yellowing in from the edges




Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-01 09:25:01+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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