Százéves, színezett képeken az ókori Egyiptom

Százéves, színezett képeken az ókori Egyiptom

A 19. század végén Európa régészei és menő utazói az ókori Egyiptom romjain pörögtek. Ezek a kézzel színezett képek akkoriban készültek, a piramisokról, a szobrokról, a hétközapi életről, a szobrokról, amiket azóta elöntött a felduzzasztott Nílus.

31

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th century

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

In the late nineteenth century, Western archaeologists and tourists were fascinated by the ruins of ancient Egypt. Here are some of the incredible photos they took, which were hand-tinted in the fashion of the day. This is like meta-history, where we look back on an historical method of looking back at ancient history.

Temple of Philae, c. 1900

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

The Aswan Low Dam was completed in 1902 near the island of Philae, which was nearly always looded. In the 1960s the UNESCO started a project to save the buildings and transported them to a nearby island.

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

Abu Simbel temples, relocated between 1964 and 1968 because of the same reasons as Philae, mentioned above.

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

An obelisk in Alexandria, c. 1900

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

Isle of Philae, c. 1900

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

The Karnak Temple Complex ad the gate of Ptolemy III

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

The Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and some surrounding ruins

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

Tomb of Caliphs

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

The temple at Kom Ombo, built during the Ptolemaic dynasty in the 2nd-1st century BC, half-buried in sand, 1880s

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

Hagar-el-Silsileh, probably submerged because of the Aswan Dam

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

A Statue of Rameses II in Memphis, Egypt in the 1880s

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

(via Wikimedia Commons)

The old Gezira bridge in the 1880s with big lions

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

A bazaar in Cairo

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

A narrow street in Old Cairo

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

Mosque of Sultan Hasan with an ablution fountain, Cairo

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

Bedouins Pasturing Camels

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

A street somewhere in Cairo

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

Pompey's Pillar, a (88 ft or 26.85 m tall including its base and capital) Roman triumphal column in Alexandra, the largest outside Rome and Constantinople and one of the largest monolithic columns ever erected, built in 297 AD.

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

It was climbed by Commander John Shortland and John White on 3 February, 1803 and displayed the Union Flag there and drank a toast to King George III. Three days later they climbed it again, toasted the king and ate a beef steak.

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

One of the 3400-year-old Colossi of Memnon statues in Thebes

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

Medinet Habu, the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III (1186-1155 BC), Thebe

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

The Great Temple of Abydos (the Temple of Seti I)

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

The Temple of Horus in Edfu

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

A donkey market in Giza

Amazing Hand-Tinted Photos of Egypt from the late 19th centuryS

(The images are from Brooklyn Museum.)

91