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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2003 3:35 pm    Post subject: Photography Stopped Reply with quote

Hi Everyone,

I recently got back from Egypt and I was surprised (and more than a little annoyed) to find on my visit that all interior tomb non-flash photography had been stopped. As I only visited Luxor this time round I was wondering if there was anyone in the forum who has visited Cairo this year? And if so, could they let me know if photography tickets have been discontinued in the Museum of Antiquities and other tombs interiors - such as those at Saqqara and Dahshur?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully. Why would they allow flashes to begin with?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hopefully. Why would they allow flashes to begin with?


There seems to be a misunderstanding, I am not advocating that Flash photography be re-introduced.

Flash photography has not been allowed inside the tombs and main museums for many years, and rightly so, as it does too much damage.

However, I have been travelling to Egypt for many years and up until this year you were able to purchase ‘Photography Tickets’ which allowed you to take photographs inside the tombs, provided that flash was NOT USED. But apparently, this year, the ‘Supreme Council of Antiquities’ has decided that NO interior photography at all will be allowed.

As I mentioned previously, I only visited Luxor this time round and had been wondering if the tombs / pyramids and the Antiquities Museum were also being affected by this newly introduced policy of ‘no photography’. And apparently they are. Sad

Precise information is currently difficult to come by, but it seems that the ban is effective at tomb sites such as; Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Noble tombs, Deir el Medina, plus Pyramids and mastaba sites such as; Saqqara, Dashur and many museums, including the Cairo Museum of Antiquities. (For the present, temples are excluded from the ban.)

It sees to me that the Supreme Council of Antiquities is doing itself no favours, (yet again) Mad and is only antagonising the already ‘thin on the ground’ tourists. Many visitors to Egypt travel thousands of miles, for what may be a ‘once in a lifetime holiday’ and naturally they want to take photographs to remind them of their visit.

I sometimes wonder what the 'powers that be' in Egypt are trying to achieve, because I can't see this present situation encouraging tourism.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok well im too tired to read all of what you said jan.. sorry .. lol but i think its sad that theres no picture takin in there :S
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2003 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW in most instances there are ways around it. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photography of any time has been banned from the interior of the pyramid of Khufu. A friend of my has just returned.

Shame, I'll be in Egypt working on a dig at Tell el-Masha'la this summer for 7 weeks. I was hoping to nab some photos from the interior of these pyramids as the film from my last visit was destroyed and all I have is video.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure if you are on your own, you will manage to get some photos. (Having been to Egypt, you probably know how the system works out there Wink )

Even though there was no photographing when I went, I didn't come away empty handed. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're not even allowed to bring your camera in the pyramid. The guards check your bag.

I'll be traveling this year with a team of archaeology students I am working with in the delta. So, it isn't likely we'll get a chance. Not a good idea to break the rules when you're working in Egypt on behalf of your university and the SCA.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete Vanderzwet wrote:
Not a good idea to break the rules when you're working in Egypt on behalf of your university and the SCA.
Don't do anything to get thrown out of Egypt. I'm relying on you to fill up this board with tales from your trip when you come back! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on the popularity of the site as to what precautions are taken. But at the end of the day the choice is yours, I’m just saying it is possible. But whether you take photos or not, I'm sure you'll have a great time.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when did they stop photography in the great pyramid? Derek just took a bunch of photos of the giza plataue and and sent them back here including one where they all have there corny Egyptian pyramid hats on but they may have diferent rules for Canadian soldiers or scientists or somthing.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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when did they stop photography in the great pyramid?

Early this year.

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Derek just took a bunch of photos of the giza plataue


Where any of his photographs taken from inside the Great Pyramid?

External shots of the Pyramids are still allowed at Giza Smile, just not internal photography Mad .
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they have some from inside they said the security guards where friendly and all that but he dident say anything about them confiscating cameras or anything. They where also with Egyptians soldiers though and there was no tour that day or somthing I think they brought them for a special tour or somthing.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They where also with Egyptians soldiers though and there was no tour that day

Sounds about right. As I mentioned above, you can, under certain circumstances, still get your photos.
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