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Egypt, Map of Philae Island and temples, engraving from Atlas by Emile Prisse d Avennes, 1878

Egypt, Map of Philae Island and temples, engraving from Atlas by Emile Prisse d Avennes, 1878


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Filename: 940_18_88016157.jpg

Size: 2867 x 3660 (2.5MB)

Date: 13th March 2014

Source: Universal Images Group (UIG)

Source: De Agostini Picture Library

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Egypt, Map of Philae Island and temples, engraving from Atlas by Emile Prisse d Avennes, 1878

Egypt, 19th century. Map of the Island of Philae and its temples. Engraving from the Atlas by Emile Prisse d Avennes (1807-1879), 1878

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Media ID 9515979

Ancient Egypt Compass Direction Egypt Guidance Overhead View Philae Island River Nile Text Emile Prisse Davennes


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases a remarkable engraving from the 19th-century Atlas by Emile Prisse d Avennes, offering us a glimpse into the ancient civilization of Egypt. The focus lies on Philae Island and its magnificent temples, beautifully depicted in intricate detail. As we delve into this historical artwork, we are transported back in time to explore the rich antiquities of Egypt. The map provides valuable guidance as it highlights the direction and layout of Philae Island with precision. The vertical orientation allows for an overhead view, revealing how this sacred land was strategically positioned along the majestic River Nile. A compass elegantly adorns the illustration, emphasizing both practicality and symbolism. Through this artful portrayal, we witness a harmonious blend of text and imagery that seamlessly narrates Egypt's mesmerizing history. Though devoid of people, their presence is palpable through every stroke engraved upon this timeless masterpiece. Emile Prisse d Avennes' engravement not only captures our imagination but also serves as a testament to his artistic prowess. This print exemplifies his ability to convey intricate details while evoking emotions associated with ancient Egyptian culture. As we gaze upon this extraordinary piece, let us appreciate its significance in preserving our connection to the past—a visual representation that transcends time itself. May it continue to inspire awe and curiosity about one of humanity's most fascinating civilizations: Ancient Egypt.

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