'The Temple of Edfoo', c 1849.
© NMeM / Royal Photographic Society / Science & Society Picture Library
Albumen print of 'The Temple of Edfoo. In this photograph is seen the way in which the modern villages are built on the ruins of the ancient temples to keep them clear of the water during the annual inundation, and the way in which as they moulder away they gradually bury them. Dimensions 15.7 x 20.5cm.