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Gebel el-Silsila throughout the ages : Part 1 – Early visitors

Nilsson, Maria LU and Ward, John LU (2019) In Ancient Egypt Magazine 19(5/113). p.34-41
Abstract
For over two hundred years, Egyptologists, archaeologists, explorers, knowledgeable enthusiasts, as well as intrepid tourists and laypeople alike have regarded Gebel el-Silsila as a minor archaeological site of little significance within the greater ancient scarred landscape of Egypt. For many, Gebel el-Silsila’s enduring and captivating sculptured stone landscape has been viewed merely from the deck or window of a passing ship or dahabeya, while navigating the narrow passage and cruising the sacred River Nile that separates the sites into two parts. This denigration and outdated perception of the site is something the current archaeological team hope to change. This paper is the first of a series aimed to present Gebel el-Silsila: the... (More)
For over two hundred years, Egyptologists, archaeologists, explorers, knowledgeable enthusiasts, as well as intrepid tourists and laypeople alike have regarded Gebel el-Silsila as a minor archaeological site of little significance within the greater ancient scarred landscape of Egypt. For many, Gebel el-Silsila’s enduring and captivating sculptured stone landscape has been viewed merely from the deck or window of a passing ship or dahabeya, while navigating the narrow passage and cruising the sacred River Nile that separates the sites into two parts. This denigration and outdated perception of the site is something the current archaeological team hope to change. This paper is the first of a series aimed to present Gebel el-Silsila: the site, the team, the various chronological periods, discoveries and new results. Here, the aim is to introduce the site and its early visitors. (Less)
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Gebel el Silsila, Arkeologi, utgrävningar, förhistoria, hällristningar
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Ancient Egypt Magazine
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19
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5/113
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1470-9990
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  author       = {Nilsson, Maria and Ward, John},
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  language     = {eng},
  month        = {04},
  number       = {5/113},
  pages        = {34--41},
  series       = {Ancient Egypt Magazine},
  title        = {Gebel el-Silsila throughout the ages : Part 1 – Early visitors},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2019},
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