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Egyptian Landmarks Beyond The Pyramids

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When we think of ancient Egypt, often we think of the pyramids. But what about Egyptian landmarks that aren't pyramids? There are several other architectural marvels that provide a view into the engineering genius of this former civilization. The Great Pyramid of Giza is far from alone when it comes to the amazing structural anomalies of this region constructed as far back as 5,000 years ago. Nestled on the outskirts of the Nile River, the Temple of Luxor was built near 1400 B.C. and stands as a grandiose structure erected as an homage to summer gods. Showcasing several 70-foot-long gateways, the Temple of Luxor is heavily guarded by statues and obelisks built into the foundation. Just a stone's throw away lies the ancient city of Karnak, known to be home to the largest collection of Egyptian religious statues. A galley of a hundred gigantic pillars outline the perimeter of a 50,000-square-foot room at the city's heart—Hypostyle Hall. The "Pearl of Egypt" can be found at Philae Island, home to the famous Temple of Isis and known for its lush and beautiful vegetation as well as its folklore.

Although Egyptian civilization is one of the earliest, the preservation of these astounding architectural treasures help explain world history and modern society. Take a trip back in time to discover some of archeology's greatest finds with this playlist, including reconstructions, archival footage and travel guides to discovering ancient Egypt.

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Take a tour of Ancient Karnak Temple, Luxor - part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. Hi, I am Naomi and I am very excited to show you the world's greatest attractions. The Karnak Temple complex in Luxor Egypt dates back more then 3000 years. Sphinxes and goddesses guard one of the most visited historical sites of Egypt. Karnak's variety of architectural styles and religious relics were created over the course of centuries. The complex houses a incredibly large collection of ancient relics. A wide range deities and cultural symbols are represented in statues and on temple facades. Ancient Egyptian writings mark millennial old walls. Pillars and pylons are all that is left of many ruins. From the rubble the mysteries of an ancient civilization emerge. Thank you for watching our travel video series, see ya next time.
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Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown. Reconstruction of the Karnak Temple. Egypt. LS Karnak Temple ruins. LS Elevated Lorry driving up to Temple. MS Group of archaeologists discussing plan. CU Statue head. LS Elevated shot of scene. MS Group of native workmen levering stone. CU Feet walking over piece of stonework. CU A hand tracing on piece of stonework. LS Elevated shot of chain of workmen among ruins. LS Workmen hauling huge piece of stone up ramp on pulley. MS Stone being hoisted onto building. CU Two men look as though they are carving stone. CU Pictures carved in stone. LS View down corridor of temple. MS Part of temple. LS Group of art students walking near one of the Pyramids. LS Elevated Students digging. MS Students having points explained to them. CU Man handling skull. LS Students entering pyramid. LS Elevated they walk in corridors of pyramid. MS Man and girl students walking into chamber. MS Man and girl enter chamber. He explains points to her. CU Statues on wall of chamber. CU Girl feeling statues. MS Carving on wall. LS Elevated students excavating. MS A motor coach driving along with pyramid in background. Cataloguer's note: German newsreel item. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:2272.1
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This instructional film has narrative title cards. Paddle Steamer travelling along the Nile. Various river craft, Felucca's with Lateen sails, two pole craft, and canoes. Tracking past the river bank with dense vegetation. Birds on the river bank, in the water, and standing in shallow water. WS of groups of people by the river, with township in the background. Children playing by the river. WS as group of men pull a large boat with its sail down. Shot of paddle steamer coming to a stop. Passengers disembark from one side as cotton is loaded on the other. WS panning across activities at the cotton depot. Men guarding the cotton and working at depot. Camel and baby camel. Loaded camels near depot. Men with donkeys getting water from the river. Oxen, donkeys and camels by the river, with women washing and kids playing. Variety of shots of the Assuan Dam, with people crossing it and water flowing from it. WS of dam and surrounding scenery. Fast flowing water. Approaching and entering lock gates. Pharaoh's Bed and the Temple of Isis on the Sacred Isle of Philae stand in the flooded water. Karnak and the Avenue of Ram headed Sphinxes. The Great Temple and Scarabs by the Sacred Lake. The Winter Palace Hotel on the river bank at Luxor. The Valley of the Kings and Queens, with the Tomb of Tut-Ankh- Amen. At Deir-el-Bahari, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. The gigantic Temple of Abu Simbel from Rameses the second. ( Tape runs out.) 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:2929.05
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Take a tour of Fort Qaitbey in Alexandria, Egypt -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. Alexandria, Egypt was one of the largest and most important cities of the ancient world. One of the most fascinating sights of the city is the coastal Fort Qaitbey. The famous Lighthouse of Alexandria lies in ruins beneath this imposing fortress. The fort was built in the 15th century by an Egyptian Sultan. The site has seen more than its fair share of military conflict throughout the years. Currently, Fort Qaitbey serves as a museum, with magnificent views of the Mediterranean.
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Travel video about destination Philae. The Temple Of Philae lies on a small island on the river Nile, just a few kilometres away from the Egyptian city of Aswan. The construction of the Aswan Dam meant that the holy island of Philae was under threat from the waters of the Nile. However, due to a major international rescue operation, its temples and numerous buildings were relocated to the island of Gelkia. The great Isis Temple Of Philae is acknowledged as one of the most well preserved Egyptian holy places dating from Ptolemaic times and some of its foundations are believed to derive from far older religious buildings. Next to the smaller Hathor Temple, fourteen magnificent columns and capitals rise majestically into the sky. The 'Nilometer' was reassembled on Gelkia. This device was the official measurement system for Egyptian taxes. Thus, the level of taxes was closely associated with the water level of the Nile. Egyptian life was dominated by the Nile and thus the foundation of the development of ancient Egyptian culture was due to its life-giving presence.
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Unused / unissued material - Colour material. Various shots of carving and inscriptions from an exhibition on the tomb of the Ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun. Shots of statues, King Tut's golden death mask, jewellery, pottery, art, the sarcophagus, model of a jackal, other death masks. These shots of the treasures of Ancient Egypt appear to have been filmed from colour photographs rather than the original artefacts. Note: seems to be a variable spelling - Tutankhamen or Tutankhamun. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:3406.07
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The director of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo spoke about the museum. The event was co-sponsored by the Egyptian Embassy Cultural and Educational Affairs Office. Speaker Biography: Wafaa El Saddik is director of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
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http://www.WatchMojo.com presents... A historical look back at the 7 wonders of the Ancient World.
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Take a tour of White Desert in Egypt -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. In western Egypt is a place that looks more like a snowy plain than a desert. Really, the White Desert gets its name from large amounts of chalk in its sands. Besides an eerily beautiful panorama, there are fascinating chalk formations in the desert. The White Desert is visible from the highway, but a closer look requires an all-terrain vehicle. It's not only legal, but quite safe, to go camping in the white sands. A visit to the White Desert is a unique experience that will be a lifelong memory.

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