Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Monday, February 09, 2009

As a complete departure from breaking news, the site L'Egypte d'antan rolls back time with photos of Luxor from the mid-19th century (and of places like Cairo on other pages - including some very interesting old plans of Cairo on the page "Cartes et plans anciens").

I was looking for something else, but got sidetracked ... as usual. Anybody who knows what Luxor looks like now may like me find them fascinating. To whet your appetite, I've just shown one showing Luxor Temple taken by Frances Frith. Frith made three visits to Egypt, and this picture was taken on his first visit during 1856.



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