An early travelogue showing boats and life by the Nile and famous historical sites.
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.
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