• Short Summary

    The wonders of Egypt - Tutankhamun's tomb, the Valley of the Kings, the Pyramids etc.

  • Description

    Travelogue featuring the sights of Egypt. Commentator gives us snippets of Ancient Egyptian history as we see various landmarks.

    C/U mask of Tutankhamun. Dawn over the Nile at Thebes. Luxor Temple at dawn, pan across to show the Pylon. Pyramids and dawn and Sphinx in early morning light. Temple at Abu Simbel at early morning light. C/U one of the Colossi at Abu Simbel. Valley of the Kings - various shots of tombs. Interior of the tomb of the Pharaoh Seti the 1st. Shots of the walls and pillars of the tomb. Various wall paintings are seen. Valley of Nobles - interior of the tomb of Nakht. Various C/Us of tomb paintings - narrator explains the stories told in the paintings.

    Temple of Queen Hatshepsut - various shots of the temple. Chapel of the Goddess Hathor in Queen Hatshepsut's temple. C/U of Goddess Hathor. Reflection of the colossi of Memnon in small pond, children lead a herd of goats past the camera. They walk amongst the mortuary temple of Rameses. Various shots of the Valley of the Kings.

    Tomb of Tutankhamun - interior. M/S and C/U of the guard Abdul El Maboud Abdullah who was with Howard Carter when the tomb was discovered. Various shots of the golden coffin which contains the mummy of Tutankhamun. Various shots of the tomb paintings. C/U of the hands of a coffin figure, camera pans up. Various shots of the golden warrior and various other pieces from the tomb which are now held in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. C/Us of details of some of the finds. C/U of pieces of jewellery and of a golden mask of Tutankhamun.

    Ends with some shots of modern Cairo. Narrator's commentary really sounds like an advert for holidays in the city.

    Note: I have done my best with the spellings - please let us know if any need correcting.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    245.01
    Media URN:
    3364
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:24:00 / 01:08:17:00
    Canister:
    CP 458

Comments (1)

  1. qwerty2 says

    its a great pity that these gems are not available on DVD,look at life shorts are!

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