• Short Summary

    A steamer sails up the river Nile to show various ancient temples and statues in Egypt.

  • Description

    The Nile, Egypt.

    Various shots of a steamer sailing up the Nile with tourists looking out at palm trees.

    We see the temples at Luxor and Thebes including a statue of sun-god Amun-Re. Then we see people sunbathing on the steamer.

    We see more of Egypt including the temple at Edfu, statue of Horus the Hawk and Felukka boat on the water. There are various shots of the big statues and columns at Kom-Ombo.

    Shots of Nubia and the temple and sphinxes at Wadi El Sibua which are to be moved before the Aswan dam is built. We see the temple at Abu Simbel and the statue of Rameses and Queen Nefartari. To save it the plan is to cut it loose from the rock face and put it on concrete slabs. Various shots of the statues and two men looking at some plans.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    267.07
    Media URN:
    3471
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:19:00 / 01:50:08:00
    Canister:
    CP 482

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