Egypt – Vintage Stereoviews 1

The great Pyramid of Gizeh, a tomb of 5000 years ago, from S. E., 1904

The First Attempt at a Pyramid, Sakkarah, Egypt

The Nilometer (measurer of inundations) on island at first cataract, Egypt

»On the southeast side of Elephantine Island is this interesting device for measuring the inundations. After ages of use the ancient instrument was cleaned out and restored to service by Ismail Pacha in 1870. It is very important at each stage of the inundation to know whether the rise is equaling that of good years, or whether it is likely to fall short and cause famine and distress. … It is difficult to determine how old this instrument on Elephantine is, but it is at least over 2.000 years old, for Strabo, the great geographer, visited it here and described it accurately. He says: ‚The Nilometer is a well, built of regular hewn stones, on the bank of the Nile, in which is recorded the rise of the stream, – not only the maximum, but also the minimum and average rise, for the water in the well rises and falls with the stream. On the sides of the well are marks measuring the height sufficient for the irrigation and the other water levels. These are observed and published for general information. This is of importance to the peasants, for the management of the water, the embankments, the canals, etc.‘
”Down at the bottom where the boy stands, the masonry is open to the river, so that as Strabo says, the water in here rises with the rise of the stream. You can see the graduated marks of which he speaks on the side wall, marking the depth at any given level of the surface. The one at the top with oblique lines of white spots is modern Arabic.“ (from ”Egypt Through the Stereoscope“ … Underwood & Underwood)«

(auf der Rückseite der Stereokarte, Underwood & Underwood)

The body of Sethos I. who lived in 14th century B. C., Cairo, Egypt

Dahabiyehs on the river ready for journey to the upper Nile – Egypt

The hunting of the wild bull, depicted on temple wall of Ramses III. Medinet Habu, Thebes, Egypt, 1897

Ein stereoskopischer Ein-Blick in die Welt um 1900 … (wird fortgesetzt)

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

Private Collection / Private Sammlung

➢ antike Stereokarten & anaglyphe Bilder

➢ … ein Blick auf »Stereokarten«

➢ Ein »Weltspiegel« um 1900

Pfeil senkrecht nach obenAbstand senkrecht 600 2

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