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Assouan Collection

Assouan, also known as Aswan, is a captivating city located in Egypt. One of the iconic landmarks that graces this enchanting place is the Cataract Hotel

Background imageAssouan Collection: Aswan, Egypt - Cataract Hotel

Aswan, Egypt - Cataract Hotel
The Cataract Hotel, Aswan, Egypt

Background imageAssouan Collection: Society at the Cataract Hotel, Assuan (Aswan), Egypt

Society at the Cataract Hotel, Assuan (Aswan), Egypt
Group of well-known people at the Cataract Hotel in Aswan, near the huge dam. Pictured are Sir Oliver Duncan (in white hat), Delia de Bagno, the Marquess of Huntly, Lady Joan Villiers

Background imageAssouan Collection: Holy Land - The river Nile at Philce -Bible

Holy Land - The river Nile at Philce -Bible
3783741 Holy Land - The river Nile at Philce -Bible; (add.info.: The Holy Land - Scene on the river Nile at Philce, above Syene (Temple at Philae on the Nile).c.1840 hand coloured engraving

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Nile Expedition for the Relief of General Gordon (engraving)

The Nile Expedition for the Relief of General Gordon (engraving)
1045742 The Nile Expedition for the Relief of General Gordon (engraving) by Durand, Godefroy (1832-1896); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Nile Expedition for the Relief of General Gordon)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Great Nile Reservoir Dam at Assouan, Scenes of the Duke of Connaughts Visit (litho)

The Great Nile Reservoir Dam at Assouan, Scenes of the Duke of Connaughts Visit (litho)
1598559 The Great Nile Reservoir Dam at Assouan, Scenes of the Duke of Connaughts Visit (litho) by Begg, Samuel (fl.1886-1916) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Barrage of the Nile, a Holiday for the Workmen at Philae (litho)

The Barrage of the Nile, a Holiday for the Workmen at Philae (litho)
1051594 The Barrage of the Nile, a Holiday for the Workmen at Philae (litho) by Hall, Sydney Prior (1842-1922) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Barrage of the Nile)

Background imageAssouan Collection: Sketches on the Nile (engraving)

Sketches on the Nile (engraving)
1622859 Sketches on the Nile (engraving) by Loye, Charles Auguste (Montbard) (1841-1905); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sketches on the Nile)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Bazaar at Assouan (engraving)

The Bazaar at Assouan (engraving)
1622539 The Bazaar at Assouan (engraving) by Loye, Charles Auguste (Montbard) (1841-1905); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Bazaar at Assouan)

Background imageAssouan Collection: Map of General Gordons Route from Assouan to Khartoum (engraving)

Map of General Gordons Route from Assouan to Khartoum (engraving)
1622396 Map of General Gordons Route from Assouan to Khartoum (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Map of General Gordons Route from Assouan to Khartoum)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Storing of the Water of the Nile, Bird s-Eye View of the River at Assouan

The Storing of the Water of the Nile, Bird s-Eye View of the River at Assouan
1039439 The Storing of the Water of the Nile, Bird s-Eye View of the River at Assouan, showing the Position of the Proposed Dam (litho) by English School

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Advance on the Soudan (litho)

The Advance on the Soudan (litho)
1042063 The Advance on the Soudan (litho) by Dadd, Frank (1851-1929) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Advance on the Soudan)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Nile Expedition for the Relief of General Gordon, Lord Wolseley at the First Cataract

The Nile Expedition for the Relief of General Gordon, Lord Wolseley at the First Cataract (engraving)
1045755 The Nile Expedition for the Relief of General Gordon, Lord Wolseley at the First Cataract (engraving) by Nash, Joseph (d.1922); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAssouan Collection: Cairo and the Nile (engraving)

Cairo and the Nile (engraving)
1060442 Cairo and the Nile (engraving) by Wyllie, William Lionel (1851-1931) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cairo and the Nile)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Completion of the Great Nile Dam, Scenes at Assiout and Assouan (b / w photo)

The Completion of the Great Nile Dam, Scenes at Assiout and Assouan (b / w photo)
1600949 The Completion of the Great Nile Dam, Scenes at Assiout and Assouan (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Completion of the Great Nile Dam)

Background imageAssouan Collection: Scenes at Assouan, the Site of the Great Nile Dam (litho)

Scenes at Assouan, the Site of the Great Nile Dam (litho)
1598601 Scenes at Assouan, the Site of the Great Nile Dam (litho) by Loye, Charles Auguste (Montbard) (1841-1905); Private Collection; (add.info.: Scenes at Assouan, the Site of the Great Nile Dam)

Background imageAssouan Collection: German Crown Princess at Assouan, Egypt

German Crown Princess at Assouan, Egypt
The Crown Princess of Germany (Cecilie of Mecklenberg-Schwerin) pictured leaving the German Church at Assouan (Aswan), Egypt in 1911

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Advance towards Dongola (engraving)

The Advance towards Dongola (engraving)
1605194 The Advance towards Dongola (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Advance towards Dongola)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Advance towards Dongola, the 5th and 7th Squadrons of the Egyptian Cavalry

The Advance towards Dongola, the 5th and 7th Squadrons of the Egyptian Cavalry, under Captain D Mahon
1605299 The Advance towards Dongola, the 5th and 7th Squadrons of the Egyptian Cavalry, under Captain D Mahon, leaving Assouan for Wady Halfa (engraving) by Forestier

Background imageAssouan Collection: Hotels in Egypt

Hotels in Egypt
Health and Sunshine Beckon You to Egypt Advertisement for Egypts top hotels catering to wealthy European and American tourists who went to Cairo for the season during the winter months

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Barrage of the Nile (litho)

The Barrage of the Nile (litho)
1615503 The Barrage of the Nile (litho) by Loye, Charles Auguste (Montbard) (1841-1905); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Barrage of the Nile)

Background imageAssouan Collection: Island of Elephantine, Arabian Mountains on the Left, Assouan on the Right (engraving)

Island of Elephantine, Arabian Mountains on the Left, Assouan on the Right (engraving)
1622467 Island of Elephantine, Arabian Mountains on the Left, Assouan on the Right (engraving) by Loye, Charles Auguste (Montbard) (1841-1905); Private Collection; (add.info.: Island of Elephantine)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Expedition up the Nile, Embarkation of British Troops at Siout for Assouan (engraving)

The Expedition up the Nile, Embarkation of British Troops at Siout for Assouan (engraving)
1623037 The Expedition up the Nile, Embarkation of British Troops at Siout for Assouan (engraving) by Woodville, Richard Caton II (1856-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Nile Expedition, Arrival of Post-Boat at Assouan (litho)

The Nile Expedition, Arrival of Post-Boat at Assouan (litho)
1622884 The Nile Expedition, Arrival of Post-Boat at Assouan (litho) by Prior, Melton (1845-1910) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Nile Expedition, Arrival of Post-Boat at Assouan)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Nile Expedition, Barges discharging Boats on the Nile at Elephantine Island, Assouan (engraving)

The Nile Expedition, Barges discharging Boats on the Nile at Elephantine Island, Assouan (engraving)
1622883 The Nile Expedition, Barges discharging Boats on the Nile at Elephantine Island, Assouan (engraving) by Overend, William Heysham (1851-98) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAssouan Collection: Map of Nubia and the Nile from Assouan to Khartoum (engraving)

Map of Nubia and the Nile from Assouan to Khartoum (engraving)
1622748 Map of Nubia and the Nile from Assouan to Khartoum (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Map of Nubia and the Nile from Assouan to Khartoum)

Background imageAssouan Collection: Sketches in Upper Egypt, Road from Assouan to Philae (engraving)

Sketches in Upper Egypt, Road from Assouan to Philae (engraving)
1622726 Sketches in Upper Egypt, Road from Assouan to Philae (engraving) by Loye, Charles Auguste (Montbard) (1841-1905); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sketches in Upper Egypt)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Barrage of the Nile at Assouan, the Progress of the Work (litho)

The Barrage of the Nile at Assouan, the Progress of the Work (litho)
1592313 The Barrage of the Nile at Assouan, the Progress of the Work (litho) by Loye, Charles Auguste (Montbard) (1841-1905); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Barrage of the Nile at Assouan)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Great Nile Dam at Assouan (b / w photo)

The Great Nile Dam at Assouan (b / w photo)
1593549 The Great Nile Dam at Assouan (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Great Nile Dam at Assouan)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Soudan Advance, a Sick convoy from Berber embarking at Shalal (engraving)

The Soudan Advance, a Sick convoy from Berber embarking at Shalal (engraving)
1063616 The Soudan Advance, a Sick convoy from Berber embarking at Shalal (engraving) by Paget, Henry Marriott (1856-1936) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Soudan Advance)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Nile Expedition (litho)

The Nile Expedition (litho)
1051185 The Nile Expedition (litho) by Hall, Sydney Prior (1842-1922) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Nile Expedition)

Background imageAssouan Collection: Scenes near the Site of the Great Nile Dam, of which the Foundation-Stone was laid by the Duke of

Scenes near the Site of the Great Nile Dam, of which the Foundation-Stone was laid by the Duke of Connaught on 12
1598501 Scenes near the Site of the Great Nile Dam, of which the Foundation-Stone was laid by the Duke of Connaught on 12 February (litho) by Loye

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Foundation-Stone of the New Nile Dam at Assouan (b / w photo)

The Foundation-Stone of the New Nile Dam at Assouan (b / w photo)
1598606 The Foundation-Stone of the New Nile Dam at Assouan (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Foundation-Stone of the New Nile Dam at Assouan)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Expedition up the Nile, from Assouan to Korosko (engraving)

The Expedition up the Nile, from Assouan to Korosko (engraving)
1622802 The Expedition up the Nile, from Assouan to Korosko (engraving) by Loye, Charles Auguste (Montbard) (1841-1905); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Expedition up the Nile)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The North Staffordshire Regiment starting Across the Desert at Assouan (litho)

The North Staffordshire Regiment starting Across the Desert at Assouan (litho)
1042097 The North Staffordshire Regiment starting Across the Desert at Assouan (litho) by Dadd, Frank (1851-1929) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The New Frontier between Egypt and the Soudan (engraving)

The New Frontier between Egypt and the Soudan (engraving)
1061569 The New Frontier between Egypt and the Soudan (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The New Frontier between Egypt and the Soudan)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Battle of Omdurman (b / w photo)

The Battle of Omdurman (b / w photo)
1063784 The Battle of Omdurman (b/w photo) by English photographer, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Battle of Omdurman)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Assouan Dam, Views of Philae and the Vicinity (b / w photo)

The Assouan Dam, Views of Philae and the Vicinity (b / w photo)
1601357 The Assouan Dam, Views of Philae and the Vicinity (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Assouan Dam, Views of Philae and the Vicinity)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Sirdar, Brigadier-General Sir Herbert Kitchener, at Assouan

The Sirdar, Brigadier-General Sir Herbert Kitchener, at Assouan, on the Occasion of a Recent Inspection of the 10th
1605533 The Sirdar, Brigadier-General Sir Herbert Kitchener, at Assouan, on the Occasion of a Recent Inspection of the 10th Soudanese Regiment (litho) by Woodville

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Old Cemetery at Assouan, Upper Egypt (engraving)

The Old Cemetery at Assouan, Upper Egypt (engraving)
1622342 The Old Cemetery at Assouan, Upper Egypt (engraving) by Loye, Charles Auguste (Montbard) (1841-1905); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Old Cemetery at Assouan, Upper Egypt)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Nile Expedition, with the Royal Engineers (engraving)

The Nile Expedition, with the Royal Engineers (engraving)
1622897 The Nile Expedition, with the Royal Engineers (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Nile Expedition, with the Royal Engineers)

Background imageAssouan Collection: After Omdurman, landing the Sick and Wounded from the 'Mayflower'at Cairo (litho)

After Omdurman, landing the Sick and Wounded from the "Mayflower"at Cairo (litho)
1063857 After Omdurman, landing the Sick and Wounded from the " Mayflower" at Cairo (litho) by Paget, Henry Marriott (1856-1936) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: After Omdurman)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Special Correspondents starting a Reconnaissance of their own at Assouan (engraving)

The Special Correspondents starting a Reconnaissance of their own at Assouan (engraving)
1042098 The Special Correspondents starting a Reconnaissance of their own at Assouan (engraving) by Ralston, William (1848-1911) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAssouan Collection: Cairo to Khartoum (engraving)

Cairo to Khartoum (engraving)
1045946 Cairo to Khartoum (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cairo to Khartoum)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Barrage of the Nile, the Duke of Connaught laying the Foundation Stone of the Great Dam at

The Barrage of the Nile, the Duke of Connaught laying the Foundation Stone of the Great Dam at Assouan (litho)
1051563 The Barrage of the Nile, the Duke of Connaught laying the Foundation Stone of the Great Dam at Assouan (litho) by Dadd

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Nile Expedition, a Doubtful Character in Camp at Assouan (engraving)

The Nile Expedition, a Doubtful Character in Camp at Assouan (engraving)
1622909 The Nile Expedition, a Doubtful Character in Camp at Assouan (engraving) by Woodville, Richard Caton II (1856-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Nile Expedition)

Background imageAssouan Collection: Assouan (pen & ink with pencil & w / c on paper)

Assouan (pen & ink with pencil & w / c on paper)
1213974 Assouan (pen & ink with pencil & w/c on paper) by Lear, Edward (1812-88); 50.4x33.4 cm; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK; eTyne & Wear Archives & Museums; English, out of copyright

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Projected Dams across the Nile, Views of the Part of the River affected (engraving)

The Projected Dams across the Nile, Views of the Part of the River affected (engraving)
1615293 The Projected Dams across the Nile, Views of the Part of the River affected (engraving) by Loye, Charles Auguste (Montbard) (1841-1905); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAssouan Collection: The Advance towards Dongola (engraving)

The Advance towards Dongola (engraving)
1605195 The Advance towards Dongola (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Advance towards Dongola)



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Assouan, also known as Aswan, is a captivating city located in Egypt. One of the iconic landmarks that graces this enchanting place is the Cataract Hotel. This grand establishment stands proudly amidst the bustling society of Assuan, offering a glimpse into its rich history. As I wander through the streets of Assouan, I am transported back in time to witness extraordinary events that have unfolded here. The Nile Expedition for the Relief of General Gordon comes to life before my eyes through intricate engravings and lithographs. The bravery and determination of those involved are palpable even centuries later. The Great Nile Reservoir Dam at Assouan stands tall as a testament to human ingenuity and engineering prowess. Its construction has forever changed the landscape and provided invaluable resources for generations to come. Scenes from the Duke of Connaught's visit capture moments filled with joy and celebration, showcasing unity between nations. Amidst these monumental achievements lies a vibrant community that thrives on everyday life. The Barrage of the Nile becomes an occasion for workmen at Philae to revel in festivities, creating cherished memories against a backdrop of flowing waters. Sketches on the Nile offer glimpses into daily routines along this majestic river - fishermen casting their nets, farmers tending their crops, and families enjoying peaceful moments together. These engravings paint vivid pictures that evoke emotions deep within me. No visit to Assouan would be complete without exploring its bustling bazaars where colors blend harmoniously with exotic scents wafting through narrow alleys. Here one can find treasures from all corners of Egypt while immersing themselves in its vibrant culture. Maps depicting General Gordon's route from Assouan to Khartoum ignite curiosity about his perilous journey across unforgiving terrains - an expedition etched forever in history books.