Tom Van Eynde: Thebes Photographic Project



Gebel el-Silsila. The sandstone rock quarries of Gebel el-Silsila ("Mountain of the Chain") are located 41 km. south of Edfu on both banks of the Nile River. Here the river narrows, and the hills on the opposite banks come close together. The ancient Egyptians quarried fine sandstone from here since at least the New Kingdom. This photograph depicts one entrance through the rock to the quarries located on the east bank of the river. (Caption - Peter Piccione)


All the photographs were made with a Fujica G617 Panorama Camera. The film is TriX. The prints are made on llford Mulitgrade Fiber base paper. The original prints are 7"x22" on 10"x24" paper.


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