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In 1851, while a civil engineer in Grenoble, France, a center of Egyptology, Félix Teynard embarked on a journey to photograph architectural structures in Egypt. Without any formal photographic training, Teynard traveled more than a thousand miles up the Nile River creating magnificent views of the country he encountered. In 1853, he published Égypte et Nubie, sites et monuments les plus intéressantes pour l'étude de l'art et de l'histoire that included 160 salt prints taken on this momentous journey. This particular image captures the First Cataract of the Nile, one of six shallow lengths of the river between Khartoum and Aswan where the surface of the water is broken by small boulders and stones which jut out of the river bed.
Marquis du Bourg de Bozas Chaix d'est Ange, Chateau de Prye