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These limited edition photographic prints are from the Epigraphic Survey's unique archive of over eight hundred large-format glass plate negatives, which were taken in Egypt between 1880 and 1930, and which provide an extraordinary impression of the land and people of the Nile Valley as they appeared before the onset of the modern era. The prints are of considerable interest as examples of photography produced for early travelers to the Nile Valley, and some bear the signatures of the well-known nineteenth century photographers Zangaki and A. Beato. Production of the series is limited to just 200 copies of each volume. Volume I contains ten prints: Dame turque sur divan, by Zangaki; The Great Sphinx at Giza; The Temple of Horus at Edfu; Statue of Horus at Edfu; Sety I and Iousaas; Village Scene, by Antonio Beato; Luxor Temple; Across the Nile; Offering Scene of Sety I; The Mummy of Amenhotep II; Dahabiyeh at Luxor.