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Mummies of the Pharaohs ca. 1960s

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Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 1 film reel (800 feet) sound color 16mm
Television programs
ca 1960s
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
supplementary materials: publicity materials, books, photographs, sound recordings
Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University at Northridge, University Library in 2002
Television broadcast created by Hal Linker with his wife, Halla, and son, David. Edited film was shot in Egypt. The episode begins in Cairo featuring: The Citadel, the mosque of Mohammad Ali, the Bazaar, the Hilton Hotel, and views of the Nile River. The Linkers then travel to the pyramids filming the famous pyramids of Giza. Travelling up the Nile River to Memphis they film the homes on the shores of the Nile; cotton fields; irrigation system and water wells; women carrying water on their heads; date palm trees; and an abandoned stone sarcophagus along the road. They arrive at Memphis and are greeted by statues of the pharaohs before arriving at their final destination: the Saqqara Pyramids. They enter a temple and photograph the carvings on the walls. They then go back to Cairo and visit the Cairo Museum where they see the mummies of the pharaohs.
Cite as:
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746
Cities and towns  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Ruins--archeological  Search this
Pyramids  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Mummies  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002.16.4
Restrictions & Rights:
OK:0 Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
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Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives