United States sailors, of Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters, take time off to visit sites in Egypt.
Egypt Date:1922 Duration:2 min 53 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Map showing Mediterranean area in which U.S. Naval Detachment in Turkish waters operated in 1922. Sailors from the Detachment find time for rest and relaxation in Egypt. Several of them seen on camels, setting off to visit the Pyramids and the Sphinx, where they sightsee from camelback. Then the group rides very rapidly, some on camels and others on horses and burros. Sailors step from railroad car, at Luxor, after traveling 400 miles from Cairo. They are seen riding burros across sand at local village.They ride through the Valley of Kings and the avenue of Sphinxes, between Karnak and Luxor. Several sailors and their guides climb on some of the sphinxes.Statue of Rameses the Great in the Temple of Luxor. Sailors with guides walk avenue between towering remains of Luxor.
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