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Gessner returns to ruins in Egypt

Film | Accession Number: 2014.534 | RG Number: RG-60.1828 | Film ID: 4168

Men rowing a boat along a river. A young boy stands on rocks, looking at the camera. Other boys float along in small boats. Some swim through the water. People on the banks of the river walk past, looking at the camera. A boy jumps from a wall into the water and swims towards the boat. 01:07:19 A man looks at the Aswan Dam from ground level. Water forcefully runs through the dam. Gessner’s friend on top of the dam points outwards. Another boy jumps into water. Young children use hand paddles to move their small boats along in a line formation through the water. 01:08:17 Gessner? rides a donkey. He hits the donkey, whipping it with its reins in an attempt to get it to move. Adults spar using large metal bars. One falls on the ground and the others pull him out of the way. People stand around in town. Gessner? now rides a white donkey lead by a local man. 01:08:29 “Agfa 1935”

01:09:31 Great Pyramid of Giza. Two men stand on a rock at the base of the pyramid. The head of the Great Sphinx of Giza. WS of the Pyramid of Giza with the Sphinx in the foreground. A man stands looking out over the Nile River. Sailboats move through the water. 01:10:55 Nazi flag flying next to the flag of Egypt. Man looks out from the tower of a mosque next to the Temple of Luxor. Pans right to the ruins of the temple featuring two standing statues, one of which is missing its head. CU of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs on the side of the stone chair for the Colossus of Ramesses II. Camera tilts up on the Colossus above. ECU of the hieroglyphs. INT ruins. Avenue of sphinxes outside of the Temple. Road leads into the avenue of sphinxes. INT ruins shot. Aerial view of the avenue of sphinxes, taken from the top of the temple. Palm trees, with the Nile and a mountain range beyond.

Event:  1934
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Peter Gessner
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:33
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