Breasted, James Henry

Breasted, James Henry

Breasted, James Henry
Family 3
I: Individuals and Groups
At Aswan, Egypt, Frances Hart Breasted and her husband archaeologist James Henry Breasted stand on what is believed to be the largest obelisk block ever quarried. It was abandoned because of a flaw, visible at the near end of the shaft. Excavators later found dolerite hammers of the stone cutters lying at the bottom of the trench.
Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935 | Breasted, Frances Hart, 1872-1934 | Archaeologists | Obelisks (Monumental pillars) | Archaeological sites
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Photographic prints; 10.7 x 16.3 cm
Aswān, Egypt
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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