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Boys bathing, second nile cataract, Aswan, c1880s

Boys bathing, second nile cataract, Aswan, c1880s


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Boys bathing, second nile cataract, Aswan, c1880s

Boys bathing, second nile cataract, Aswan, c1880s. Date: circa 1880s

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Aswan Bathing C1880s Cataract Nile


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This photograph captures a moment of innocence and playfulness along the shores of the Nile River at the Second Cataract in Aswan during the late 1800s. The image showcases a group of boys, dressed in simple loincloths, as they bathe in the refreshing waters of the Nile. The serene backdrop of the cataract, with its towering rocks and gentle rapids, adds a sense of tranquility and natural beauty to the scene. The Second Cataract, located in southern Egypt, was a popular destination for travelers and adventurers during the 19th century due to its unique geological features and historical significance. The area was also a significant stop on the route of the Nile steamers that connected Egypt's major cities. The photograph offers a glimpse into the daily life of the local population during this time, providing a window into the past and shedding light on the simple joys and pleasures that could be found along the banks of the Nile. The boys' carefree laughter and playful splashing in the water serve as a reminder of the universality of childhood and the enduring allure of water and nature. The photograph is believed to have been taken around the 1880s, making it a valuable historical document that captures a moment in time that has long since passed. The image has been preserved and passed down through the generations, allowing us to appreciate the beauty and wonder of this unique and fascinating corner of the world.

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