2013 Special Presentation:
MOS/AIA Massachusetts Archaeology Day October 19th
At the Boston Museum of Science (http://www.mos.org/)
Presented by George L. Mutter and Bernard P. Fishman of Photoarchive3D (www.Photoarchive3D.org)
Sponsored by AERA, Inc. (www.aeraweb.org)
Come see a special 3D projection presentation of historical stereoviews of Egypt, with an emphasis on aspects of Egyptian monuments and ways of life that have changed since the 19th century.
This is a travelogue-style Nile tour solely using 1856-1881 stereophotographs. These represent the highest artistic and technical achievements in 19th century stereophotography and the views of Egypt, especially those made on glass, were considered near wonders in their day.
Alexandria, medieval Cairo, the Pyramids of Giza, techniques of Nile travel in the days of sail, Luxor, Karnak, Nubia, and many other ways of life and places of fascination are shown as they were before archaeology and tourism rendered them both too familiar and unrecognizable without their modern froth of crowds and sideshow qualities of mass commercialism.
All these Egyptian sites have changed in the intervening 150 years and some have disappeared, and through these scenes their enduring interest and immortal majesty can be appreciated in ways utterly impossible to recover today.
All images are fresh digitizations of rare original photographs projected as they were intended to be seen, in 3D.
All Photographs Copyright Photoarchive3D, 2011
More about the Presenters:
George L Mutter (in jacket) is an academic physician trained at Harvard and Columbia, and Bernard P Fishman (in suspenders) is an Egyptologist, museum director and historian trained at Columbia and at the U. of Pennsylvania. They founded photoarchive3D in 2009 (www.Photoarchive3D.org) after a chance meeting at a photo trade show.