Stereoscopic views of Egypt

Stereoscopic views of Egypt

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Underwood & Underwood.
Title: Stereoscopic views of Egypt
Dates: 1908
Quantity: 0.75 Linear feet 3 boxes
Coll. Number: ms3724

Biographical/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 Note

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.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Pompey's Pillar, the sailor's landmark, and modern Alexandria
2Cairo- home of the Arabian nights, greatest city of Africa
3Citadel and Mohammed Ali Mosque beyond Bab-el-Wezir cemetery, Cairo
4Cairo- looking southwest across city to pyramids
5A "Ship of the Desert" passing tombs of by-gone Moslem rulers, Cairo
6Tomb Mosque of Sultan Kait Bey, Cairo
7The prayer-niche and pulpit in the tomb mosque of Kait Bey, Cairo
8The Holy Carpet Parade with the Mahmal, Cairo
9The harem-windows in the court of a wealthy Caiene's house
10Diorite statue of King Khafre, builder of the Second Pyramid of Gizeh, Cairo
11The famouse wooden statue called the Shekh-el-Beled, in the Museum, Cairo
12Mummy of Sethos I, who lived in the 14th Century, B.C., Cairo
13The jewelry of Queen Ahhotep, 17th Century B.C., Cairo Museum
14The stela of Amenophis III, Cairo Museum
15The great Nile bridge at Cairo
16The road to the pyramids from near Cairo
17The Great Pyramid of Gizah
18King Khufu's tomb, the Great Pyramid of Giza
19Looking up the northeast corner of the Great Pyramid
20From the summit of the Great Pyramid looking East
21The second pyramid
22Looking down the southwest corner of the Great Pyramid
23Entrance to the Great Pyramid
24Looking down the main passage to Khufu's sepulchre within the great pyramid
25Khufu's sarcophagus broken by robbers
26Ruins of the granite temple, the Sphinx, and great Pyramid
27The Sphinx
28Statue of Ramses II
29Attempt of pyramid
30Quarry chambers of Masara
31The obelisk of Heliopolis
32The brick store-chambers of Pithom, built by Hebrew bondsmen
33Dahabiyehs on the river ready for a Nile Voyage
234Watchoing a sand whirlwind
35An Egyptian "shaduf" lifting Nile waters to the fields
36An Egyptian Sakieh
37Threshing in Egypt
38The winnowing of the grain
39Brick making as seen today
40The tomb of a feudal lord at Benihasan built about 1900 B.C.
41Cliff-tombs of the lords of Assiut
42Assuit, the largest city of Upper Egypt
43The temple of Sethos I, Abydos
44Columns of Sethos I temple
45Sethos I and Ramses II worshipping ancestors
46Temple of Hathor at Denderah
47Across the plain of Thebes and past the Memnon statues
48The deserted Temple of Luxor
49The Moslem mosque in the court of Luxor Temple, Thebes
50Colonnade, Luxor Temple, Thebes
51Ramses II obelisk in front of Luxor Temple
52Grand avenue approaching the temple of Karnak, Thebes
53Tempole at Karnak, Thebes
54Excavating an avenue to the temple of Karnak
55Avenue of sacred images after excavation, Karnak, Thebes
56The great court of the Karnak Temple, Thebes
57Colonnade, Karnak, Thebes
58Looking across sacred lake to graet temple, Karnak, Thebes
59Middle aisle of the great hall and obelisk of Thutmosis I, Karnak, Thebes
60The tallest obelisk in Egypt, in the temple of Karnak, Thebes
61Plants and animals brought from Syria by the Pharoahs, Karnak, Thebes
62Great war reliefs sculptured in the wall at Karnak Temple, Thebes
63Records of the campaign of Shishak who captured Jerusalem, Karnak, Thebes
64Colossal "Memnon" statues at Thebes
65The Ramesseum-temple of Ramses II at Thebes
366From roof of Ramesseum over the Plain of Thebes
67Plain of Thebes and the colossi of Memnon, seen from the Ramesseum
68Looking south over the Theban plain and Temples of Medinet Habu
69Painted tomb-chamber hewn in the rock of the cliffs at Thebes
70Colonnaded terraces of templew at Der-el-Bahri, Thebes
71Reliefs of Queen Makere's expedition to East Africa, Der-el-Bahri, Thebes
72From the high cliffs at Der-el-Bahri across the plain to Luxor, Thebes
73Down the Nile from the western cliffs of Thebes
74Valley of the kings' tombs at Thebes
75Descending gallery in tomb of Sethos I, Thebes
76Looking north to temple of of Sethos I, Thebes
77The first pylon of the great temple at Medinut Habu, Thebes
78The hunting of the wild bull, carved on temple wall at Medinut Habu
79Scenes of battle and the chase carved on wall at Medinut Habu, Thebes
80Walled City of El Kab, seen from door of a tomb in the cliffs
81The pylon and court of the temple of Horus at Edfu
82Temple at Edfu
83The Holy of Hollies and shrine for the divine image, temple of Edfu, Egypt
84Assuan and thew island of Elephantine from the western cliffs
85Tomb of Harkhuf, a frontier baron in the days of the pyramid builders
86The Nilometer (measurer of inundations) at the first cataract
87Ninety-two foot obelisk still lying in the quarry of Assuan
88Inscription of a seven year's famine on an island in the Nile
89Philae, the "Pearl of Egypt"
90Looking down on the island of Philae and its temples
91The great Assuan dam seen from the Philae temple
92The Nubian temple of Kalabsheh
93Kasr Ibrim and a view down the Nile in Nubia
94The grotto temple of Abu Simbel, seen from the Nile
95The sixty-five foot portrait statues of Ramses II at Abu Simbel
96Looking down on the river past front of Abu Simbel temple
97Interior of rock-hewn temple of Abu Simbel
98Second cataract of the Nile
99The toomb of the Mahdi at Omdurman, Sudan
100Governor's palace and armored steamer leaving Khartum, Sudan
34"Lepers" outside of Jerusalem