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(animated stereo) Flooded Temple of Isis, Philae, Egypt. 1900-1920
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Image by Thiophene_Guy
To see the small animated version (506 x 736) scroll down to the first comment; to see the very large (2530 x 3680) version view original size (click all sizes). You may also view indicated regions as animations, appropriately re-centered and enlarged, by clicking the links in the notes above. The level of detail is amazing.

The purpose here is not to duplicate the original image, from the Library of Congress website, but to generate a downloadable animated gif to assist viewing and presentation.

The library of congress offers a multitude of historical images online, many needing no license to redistribute. The original Matson collection stereoview is titled Assuan and Philae. Birth house in Temple of Isis, Philae.. The approximate date of capture is 1900-1920. At this time the the original island location of the temple complex was inundated several months of the year because of the Aswan low dam, completed in 1902. The temple seems designed to take advantage of its latitude, near the Tropic of Cancer, by skillfully maximizing shadows at the summer solstice to heighten contrast between the walls and all surrounding stonework. See the wikipedia entry for more extensive historical detail. There are no known restrictions on publication. Library of Congress digital ID: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/matpc.01586

Image rotations, resizing, alignment, and animated gif generation done with StereoPhotoMaker, a freeware program by Masuji Suto & David Sykes.

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