18 Astonishing Historical Photographs Show The First Tourists Of The Pyramids

Photographs of the Pyramids of Giza taken at the height of colonialism show tourists climbing the massive structures and offer more insight into the evolution of tourism in Egypt.

While it’s forbidden for tourists nowadays to clamber up Egypt’s pyramids to take a snap, back in Victorian times it was all the rage.

European holidaymakers clad in three-piece suits or long formal dresses and hats had their photographs taken while climbing landmarks and sitting on top of camels at the country’s most recognizable icons including King Khufu’s tomb and the sphinx in Giza.

These vintage photographs capture tourists enjoying picnics and having an after-lunch nap, inside a temple with hieroglyphics.

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