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"The Nile: A Journey Through Ancient Egypt and Beyond" Embark on a captivating journey along the majestic Nile, tracing the footsteps of ancient civilizations

Background imageNile Collection: Map of Ancient Egypt

Map of Ancient Egypt. Date: 1814

Background imageNile Collection: The Hypaethral Temple at Philae, called the Bed of Pharaoh, Egypt, 1849

The Hypaethral Temple at Philae, called the Bed of Pharaoh, Egypt, 1849. From Egypt and Nubia, Vol 2, by David Roberts

Background imageNile Collection: Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)
Photograph of Sir Richard Francis Burton, the English explorer, linguist and diplomat. A master of up to 30 languages, Burton made a pilgrimage to Mecca disguised as a Pathan in 1853

Background imageNile Collection: Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Egypt

Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Egypt
Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Painting on stucco. New Kingdom. 20th Dynasty. 1152-1145 BC. Thebes. Grave 359. Neues Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageNile Collection: Pyramids along the Nile

Pyramids along the Nile
Pyramids at Gizeh, with dhows on the Nile River in Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNile Collection: The Nile is Egypt, Cooks Nile Steamers

The Nile is Egypt, Cooks Nile Steamers
Poster or handbill advertising Cooks Nile Steamers, the best way to explore Egypts ancient splendour and modern charm. Showing an ancient monument with hieroglyphics, with two men in Egyptian dress

Background imageNile Collection: Cooks Nile Steamer

Cooks Nile Steamer
The Egypt, one of the paddle steamers operated by Thomas Cook for excursions on the Nile

Background imageNile Collection: October 6th Bridge, Nile River, Cairo, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

October 6th Bridge, Nile River, Cairo, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNile Collection: The Nile -- Notes for Passengers on Cooks Steamers

The Nile -- Notes for Passengers on Cooks Steamers
A bust of Queen Nefertiti in profile, with a sketch of the River Nile in the background, on a Thomas Cook publication, Notes for Passengers on Cooks Steamers

Background imageNile Collection: En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere

En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere
Sketches by Erte for Grands Flueves du Monde (the Great Rivers of the World) in En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere, Paris, 1923 (showing the Rhine, the Nile, the Ganges and the Amazon)

Background imageNile Collection: Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt, Africa

Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt, Africa

Background imageNile Collection: Dinka warriors - Bor District, South Sudan (Upper Nile)

Dinka warriors - Bor District, South Sudan (Upper Nile)
circa 1910s

Background imageNile Collection: Egypt, Upper Egypt, Aswan, View of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract hotel and swimming

Egypt, Upper Egypt, Aswan, View of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract hotel and swimming pool situated on the banks of the river Nile

Background imageNile Collection: Egypt, Luxor, View of Nile cruise boats infront of The Winter Palace Hotel

Egypt, Luxor, View of Nile cruise boats infront of The Winter Palace Hotel

Background imageNile Collection: Map of Eden and Mount Ararat, copperplate engraving, published 1774

Map of Eden and Mount Ararat, copperplate engraving, published 1774
A Map of the Situation of the Garden of Eden as also of Mount Ararat whereon the Ark rested. Copperplate engraving, published in 1774

Background imageNile Collection: Shilluk Girl bearing extensive traditional scarfication

Shilluk Girl bearing extensive traditional scarfication
A Shilluk Girl bearing extensive traditional facial scarfication and wearing thick wood-block earrings - Upper Nile, Sudan, Africa. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageNile Collection: EXPL2A-00366

EXPL2A-00366
Map of equatorial Africa as known in the 1870s. Printed color lithograph, 19th century

Background imageNile Collection: Cleopatra VII in Barge

Cleopatra VII in Barge
CLEOPATRA VII in her barge on the Nile

Background imageNile Collection: Blue lotus of the Nile, Nymphaea caerulea

Blue lotus of the Nile, Nymphaea caerulea. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Richard Duppa from his The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany, Longman, Hurst

Background imageNile Collection: The Nile Flood Had Retired, c1930. Artist: W Heath Robinson

The Nile Flood Had Retired, c1930. Artist: W Heath Robinson
The Nile Flood Had Retired, c1930. An illustration from The Marsh Kings Daughter by Hans Christian Andersen. From Hans Andersens Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

Background imageNile Collection: Temple of Ramses III. The pharaoh Ramses III with Khepresh

Temple of Ramses III. The pharaoh Ramses III with Khepresh. New Kingdom. (1550-1069 b.C). Twentieth dynasty. Thebes. Medinet-Habou. Egypt

Background imageNile Collection: King Farouk - Ruler of Egypt - Eid Greeting Card

King Farouk - Ruler of Egypt - Eid Greeting Card
King Farouk (1920-1965) - Ruler of Egypt - Eid Greeting Card. Farouk reigned from 1936-1965. Date: 1930s

Background imageNile Collection: EGYPT: PYRAMIDS, 1670. Fanciful view of the Pyramids and Nile River in Egypt

EGYPT: PYRAMIDS, 1670. Fanciful view of the Pyramids and Nile River in Egypt. Line engraving, 19th century, after an illustration from a Dutch book on Africa by Olfert Dappers, 1670

Background imageNile Collection: Dahabiya passenger boats moored at riverbank, River Nile, Aswan, Egypt, january

Dahabiya passenger boats moored at riverbank, River Nile, Aswan, Egypt, january

Background imageNile Collection: Africa, Ethiopia, Blue Nile River, Cataract. Tisisat Falls, near lake Tana, source

Africa, Ethiopia, Blue Nile River, Cataract. Tisisat Falls, near lake Tana, source of the Nile

Background imageNile Collection: Aswan, Egypt - Cataract Hotel

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

Background imageNile Collection: Sudan - Shullucks of the Upper Nile

Sudan - Shullucks of the Upper Nile

Background imageNile Collection: White Begum residence overlooking the River Nile with feluccas, at Aswan

White Begum residence overlooking the River Nile with feluccas, at Aswan, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNile Collection: An Old Street in Cairo (colour litho)

An Old Street in Cairo (colour litho)
6023297 An Old Street in Cairo (colour litho) by Du Cane, Ella (1874-1943); Private Collection; (add.info.: An Old Street in Cairo)

Background imageNile Collection: The 'Majestic'at the Battle of the Nile, 1798 (colour litho)

The "Majestic"at the Battle of the Nile, 1798 (colour litho)
726520 The " Majestic" at the Battle of the Nile, 1798 (colour litho) by Dixon, Charles Edward (1872-1934) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageNile Collection: TO THE RESCUE ! Lord Charles Beresford relieves Sir Charles Wilson on the Nile island

TO THE RESCUE ! Lord Charles Beresford relieves Sir Charles Wilson on the Nile island of Meruat Date: 1885

Background imageNile Collection: Victors of the Nile, 1803 (engraving)

Victors of the Nile, 1803 (engraving)
3244739 Victors of the Nile, 1803 (engraving) by Bromley, William I (1769-1842); National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Background imageNile Collection: ABU SIMBEL / EGYPT

ABU SIMBEL / EGYPT
The Temples of Abu Simbel viewed from the Nile. Date: 1848

Background imageNile Collection: Looking down on the island of Philae and its temples, Egypt, 1905. Artist: Underwood & Underwood

Looking down on the island of Philae and its temples, Egypt, 1905. Artist: Underwood & Underwood
Looking down on the island of Philae and its temples, Egypt, 1905. Over on the right is the square kiosk which the natives call Pharaohs Bed; it has no roof and never was finished

Background imageNile Collection: Agapanthus, lily of the Nile

Agapanthus, lily of the Nile

Background imageNile Collection: Uganda Kabalega Falls

Uganda Kabalega Falls
Falls on the Victoria Nile, formerly known as Murchison Falls

Background imageNile Collection: Bridge - Pont de Ghazirah - Cairo

Bridge - Pont de Ghazirah - Cairo
Pont de Ghazirah - Bridge over the Nile at Cairo built by a French Ironworks. When Egypt became British, the two statues of the (very English) lions were added!

Background imageNile Collection: Western passengers on a Nile steamer

Western passengers on a Nile steamer
A group of western passengers on a Nile steamer, listening to a young woman play the piano

Background imageNile Collection: Cooks Nile Service, Ps Tewfik

Cooks Nile Service, Ps Tewfik
An illustrated cover of a passenger list for Cooks Nile Steamer Tewfik -- two Egyptian scenes with people, a sphinx, pyramids and palm trees

Background imageNile Collection: Moise sauve des eaux - The Finding of Moses par Goodall, Frederick (1822-1904)

Moise sauve des eaux - The Finding of Moses par Goodall, Frederick (1822-1904)
FIA5405306 Moise sauve des eaux - The Finding of Moses par Goodall, Frederick (1822-1904). Oil on canvas, size : 152, 4x114, 1887, Collection Perez Simon, Mexico by Goodall

Background imageNile Collection: Two Nuer Girls - Upper Nile, Bahr-el-Zaraf, Sudan, Africa

Two Nuer Girls - Upper Nile, Bahr-el-Zaraf, Sudan, Africa
Two Nuer Girls - Upper Nile, Bahr-el-Zaraf, South Sudan, Africa Date: circa 1910s

Background imageNile Collection: Five Nuer Girls of the Upper Nile, Sudan, Africa

Five Nuer Girls of the Upper Nile, Sudan, Africa
Five Nuer Girls of the Upper Nile, South Sudan, Africa Date: circa 1910s

Background imageNile Collection: Juba, South Sudan. Restaurant on the banks of the river Nile

Juba, South Sudan. Restaurant on the banks of the river Nile

Background imageNile Collection: Dahab Island, Cairo, Egypt

Dahab Island, Cairo, Egypt
Mohamed Kazzaz

Background imageNile Collection: A night scene on the Nile near the mouth of the Cairo canal, during the festival of Gebr... 1862

A night scene on the Nile near the mouth of the Cairo canal, during the festival of Gebr... 1862. Creator: Unknown
A night scene on the Nile near the mouth of the Cairo canal, during the festival of Gebr-el-Haleeg, or breaking the canal, 1862

Background imageNile Collection: The Prince of Wales Visit to Egypt: the Nile Boat - from a drawing by Frank Dillon, 1862

The Prince of Wales Visit to Egypt: the Nile Boat - from a drawing by Frank Dillon, 1862. The future King Edward VII in Africa

Background imageNile Collection: Red-Figure Horn-Shaped Rhyton depicting a crocodile attacking a Nubian, Greek, c

Red-Figure Horn-Shaped Rhyton depicting a crocodile attacking a Nubian, Greek, c
FIT111277 Red-Figure Horn-Shaped Rhyton depicting a crocodile attacking a Nubian, Greek, c.350 BC (clay) by Sotades (fl. 350 BC) (workshop after); height: 22.2 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum

Background imageNile Collection: Tortoise and turtle species

Tortoise and turtle species
Greek tortoise, Testudo graeca, land tortoise, Cinyxis, European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis, matamata, Chelus fimbriata, Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, Nile softshell turtle



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"The Nile: A Journey Through Ancient Egypt and Beyond" Embark on a captivating journey along the majestic Nile, tracing the footsteps of ancient civilizations. As you unfold the map of Ancient Egypt, let your imagination soar back in time to an era where pharaohs ruled and pyramids stood tall. Sir Richard Francis Burton, a renowned explorer from the Victorian period, once ventured upon this legendary river. His tales of adventure still echo through history, reminding us of the wonders that await. Behold the breathtaking sight of pyramids lining the banks of the Nile, standing as testaments to human ingenuity and architectural brilliance. These monumental structures have witnessed countless stories unfold over centuries. Cruise beneath Cairo's October 6th Bridge, feeling its vibrant energy pulsating through every wave. The Nile River flows gracefully through this bustling city, connecting it with its ancient roots while embracing modernity. Step aboard Cooks Nile Steamer and experience true luxury as you sail along this iconic waterway. The steamer becomes not just a vessel but a gateway to unraveling mysteries hidden within Egypt's heartland. The Nile is more than just a river; it is intertwined with Egypt's identity itself. Its waters have nurtured civilizations for millennia, providing sustenance and prosperity to those who call it home. For passengers on Cooks Steamers, each moment becomes an opportunity for discovery. Allow yourself to be enchanted by "En Pleine Folie" at Folies Bergere or lose yourself in awe at Abu Simbel's grandeur – both experiences that will leave indelible imprints on your soul. As you visit temples like Ramses III's magnificent creation adorned with Khepresh crowns or encounter Dinka warriors in South Sudan's Upper Nile region, immerse yourself in diverse cultures that thrive along these shores.