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Hall of the Royal Mummies--Containing the mummy of Rameses II., the oppressor of the children of Israel
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Hall of the Royal Mummies--Containing the mummy of Rameses II., the oppressor of the children of Israel
Title:
Hall of the Royal Mummies--Containing the mummy of Rameses II., the oppressor of the children of Israel [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Gizeh Museum
Hall Of The Royal Mummies
Palace Of Gizeh
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.5 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(II. Chronicles, xxxv:20.)--'After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Necho, king of Egypt, came up to fight against Charchemish by Euphrates: and Josiah went out against him.' Necho was one of the Pharaohs of Egypt. This view of the Hall of the Royal Mummies, Gizeh Museum, is given because it contains the remains of many of the Egyptian kings. This hall is one of the large rooms in the Palace of Gizeh, a building which is said to have been erected at a cost of nearly twenty-five million dollars. It was built as a harem for the great Egyptian Pasha who assisted DeLesseps in opening the Suez canal, and who brought such a load of debt upon Egypt that he was deposed by the Sultan and taken to Constantinople. This building was confiscated by the government and is now used to house the valuable collection of Egyptian antiquities which make up the marvelous contents of the museum." See 5132BAI/LVi50CAJS (Voyager # 357571)
Large room lined with glass cases containing mummies; several sarcophagi are standing against the wall
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5324 LVii50CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries