Egypt Through The Stereoscope

A Journey Through The Land Of The Pharaohs

by James Henry Breasted | 1908 | 103,705 words

Examines how stereographs were used as a means of virtual travel. Focuses on James Henry Breasted's "Egypt through the Stereoscope" (1905, 1908). Provides context for resources in the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA). Part 3 of a 4 part course called "History through the Stereoscope."...

Publishers' Note

If for any reason it seems impracticable to take this entire tour of Egypt, an excellent plan is to take—

(a) The first 51 positions, going through Lower Egypt , visiting Cairo, the Pyramids and all points intermediate to Thebes, gaining at Thebes a general knowledge of the great Theban plain, and making a detailed study of one of the Theban temples—the Temple of Luxor. (Nos. 1-51 inclusive.)

(b) The first 27 positions, seeing Lower Egypt and Cairo and making a detailed study of the Pyramids. (Nos. 1-27 inclusive.)

(c) The 33 positions at Thebes, seeing all the most magnificent temple remains of that famous city. (Nos. 47-79 inclusive.)

Still smaller parts of the entire tour that may be taken by themselves are—

(d) The 12 positions about and within the Pyramids. (Nos. 16-27 inclusive.)

(e) The 15 positions in Lower Egypt and in and about the streets of Cairo. (Nos. 1-15 inclusive.)

(f) The 12 positions in and around the Temple of Karnak. (Nos. 52-63 inclusive.)

(g) The 8 positions at Assuan, Philae, and around the First Cataract of the Nile. (Nos. 84-91 inclusive.)

(h) The 4 positions about the rock-hewn Temple of Abu Simbel. (Nos. 94-97 inclusive.)

It will be found much more enjoyable and more profitable to take some such definite part of the tour and follow it systematically, rather than to make a selection of unconnected positions all over the country.

In any case, the advantage of having Professor Breasted's book, with the patent maps, cannot be too strongly urged.

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