Edited film chronicles John V. Hansen's and his wife's travels from New York City to Egypt by way of Italy. Filmed on the way to Egypt are leaving New York City harbor, ship board activities and scenes of Italy (Naples, Bay of Naples, Vesuvius, Syracuse, Sicily, and Ischia Island). Scenes in Egypt include Cairo, El-Hazar Mosque, Mosque of Amr, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hasan Mosque, Mausoleum of Twefig Pasha, Tombs of the Caliphs, Heliopolis, Maqattan Hill, the Egyptian Museum, Saqqara, Temple of Hathor, Great Pyramids, Libyan Desert, Fayum City, Temple of Dendur, Rock Temple of Gerf Hussein, Temple of Siboua, Rock Temple of Abu Simbel, Wadi Halfa, Dabarose, Colossus of Abu Simbel, Assuan Komombo, statue of Horus, Assuan Dam, Luxor Medamutt, Memnons, Deir El Medina, Ramesseum, Seti Temple, Colossus of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Ptah obelisk, Tomb of Menne, Hatshepsut's Tomb, Medient Habu, Tombs of the Nobles, Memphis, Kirdasa village, and the Nile River. Footage also contains many scenes of local life including bazaars and markets, snake and scorpion handlers, musicians, camels and water buffalo, farming and irrigation, water wheels, boats on the Nile, railway station and street scenes, craftsmen, tourists on camels and visiting various sites and archaeological excavations.
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John and Anne Hansen films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
- Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.13: Photo File 13 (3 vols.) "Miscellaneous, Shah's Museum and related objects," Subseries 4.13.1: Vol. 1, Image No. 36 (Negative Number: 221): 'Slate' palette of ducks from Cairo. See SK-XXVIII, p.26."
- Glass Negatives, chronogically numbered from 1 to 5,075, originally stored in 80 wooden boxes of approximately 50 photographs each, are housed in document boxes and stored on shelves.
FSA A.6 04.GN.0221
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