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    The pyramids in Egypt are explored by British aviators.

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    Item title reads - Climb "skyscrapers" of Egypt! Party of British aviators makes ascent of 5000 year old pyramids - examples of stupendous engineering achievement.

    L/S of the pyramids in the distance. L/S as people climb up and down the different blocks on one of them, it makes them look very small.

    Intertitle - '2,300,000 separate blocks of stone in this pyramid, each stone weighs about 5000 pounds.'

    L/S of the pyramid, M/S of airmen climbing down the blocks.

    Intertitle - 'The airmen fly over the world's oldest monuments of human industry.'

    Various aerial views of the pyramids as the aeroplane slowly flies over them.

    Intertitle - 'The eternal guardian of the tombs of the Pharaohs.'

    M/S of the Sphinx from the front, it fades to black.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:02:18:00
    G 1045

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  1. woody100 says

    I have a photograph album created by my great grandfather who was a British surveyor living in India and who did a short survey tour of the Egyptian sites in 1922 or 1923. The album includes a photo taken from the air above the great pyramid with a fellow survey plane ( Vickers Vernon) in the foreground above the pyramid.

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