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Philae (deserted settlement)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Crocodile on a sand bank, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B/31
Scope and Contents

233 x 156 mm. A view showing a large crocodile (probably dead) on the banks of the Nile in the Philae region.

Dates: 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Doum palm and ruined mosque, Philae, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B/28
Scope and Contents

229 x 164 mm. A pleasing composition looking up towards the ruined mosque and the rocky hillside from the bank of the Nile, with a clump of palms in the foreground.

Dates: 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pharaoh's Bed, Island of Philae, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A/19
Scope and Contents 232 x 159 mm. A view showing the tall and magnificent ruins of the temple with a Nile-boat moored at the left of the print. Frith comments: 'Philae is the most beautiful thing in Egypt; and the temple, absurdly called Pharaoh's Bed, is the most beautiful thing upon the island. I flatter myself, too, somewhat upon the quality of my photograph, - light transparent shadows [always difficult to achieve in the harshness of the Egyptian sun], sweet half-tones, oh discriminating public! It is...
Dates: 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Pharaoh's Bed, Island of Philae, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B/7
Scope and Contents

232 x 156 mm. A view from the top of the pylon of the Great Temple and the small temple called Pharaoh's Bed.

Dates: 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ruined mosque near Philae, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A/24
Scope and Contents

230 x 162 mm. A landscape view of the ruined mosque and its tower in the foreground, the Nile beyond and the Island of Philae in the distance. This view was taken near the village of Mishdd. In his commentary, Frith states: 'The picture being almost an instantaneous one, the waves or ripples upon the river re preserved, although perhaps somewhat at the expense of the deeper shadows.

Dates: 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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South edge of the Island of Philae, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B/25
Scope and Contents

235 x 156 mm. A view looking across the Nile towards the riverwall and temples of Philae. Visible behind the wall are part of Pharaoh's Bed and the pylon gateways of the Great Temple.

Dates: 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The approach to Philae, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B/10
Scope and Contents 232 x 156 mm. A superb landscape showing the rounded forms of granite boulders in the foreground, the Nile beyond the buildings of Philae on the island in the background. Frith himself was well aware of the success of this viewpoint: 'This is one of the few views which a photograph can render without, perhaps, greatly distracting from its artistic frame. Everybody has sketched it - many clever artists have painted it - Murray has engraved it for his 'Guide', and now, in these later days,...
Dates: 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The colonnade, Island of Philae, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B/15
Scope and Contents

226 x 155mm. A view looking south along the colonnade on the western side of the island which leads to the Great Temple, with the Nile beyond and the granite formations on the Island of Biggeh in the background.

Dates: 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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View from Philae, looking north, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A/11
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.

Dates: 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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View on the Island of Philae, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B/34
Scope and Contents

229 x 152 mm. A view showing part of the temple of Isis and the colonnade leading up to it, with broken rubble and stone in the foreground.

Dates: 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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