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Temple of Dakke in Nubia.
Temple of Dakke in Nubia.
Etched by A.Aglio after a Drawing by S.Belzoni.
London, Publsiedh 1820 by John Murray, Albermarle Street.
Coloured etching. 300 x 510mm, 11¾ x 20". Paper watermarked 'HS & S 1819'.
The temple of Ad-Dakka, drawn by Sara Belzoni for her husband Giovanni Battista's book, 'Plates Illustrative of the Researches in Egypt and Nubia, 1820-2. Originally situated about 60 miles south of Aswan, it was moved to a new site away from the flooding caused by the dam built in the 1960s. Belzoni (1778-1824), a one-time circus strongman, stumbled into Egyptology. Engaged by the British consul, Henry Salt, he removed the seven-ton bust of Rameses II from Thebes, sending it to the British Museum in London. Afterwards he cleared the sand from Abu Simbel (1817 - thirty years before the arrival of David Roberts) and opened the second pyramid at Giza.
Abbey Travel 268.
[Ref: 17042]   £260.00  
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General View of the Pyramids.
General View of the Pyramids.
Etched by A.Aglio after a Drawing by S.Belzoni.
London, Publsiedh 1820 by John Murray, Albermarle Street.
Coloured etching. 300 x 510mm, 11¾ x 20". Paper watermarked 'HS & S 1819'.
A view of the Pyramids from the far banks of the Nile, drawn by Sara Belzoni for her husband Giovanni Battista's book, 'Plates Illustrative of the Researches in Egypt and Nubia, 1820-2. Belzoni (1778-1824), a one-time circus strongman, stumbled into Egyptology. Engaged by the British consul, Henry Salt, he removed the seven-ton bust of Rameses II from Thebes, sending it to the British Museum in London. Afterwards he cleared the sand from Abu Simbel (1817 - thirty years before the arrival of David Roberts) and opened the second pyramid at Giza
Abbey Travel 268.
[Ref: 17039]   £250.00  
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