20 Rare Images From The Land of The Pharaohs

Here is your chance to go back in time with us and see Ancient Egypt like you’ve never imagined before.

The history of Ancient Egypt is one of the most extensive on planet Earth. From the beauties of the River Nile to the countless ancient temples and pyramids built across the Land of the Pharaohs, Ancient Egypt is definitely one of the most magical places on our planet.

There are so many mysteries behind this great ancient civilization. Researchers still have not uncovered half of their extensive history. We still have no idea who, how and why the Pyramids at the Giza Plateau were built, we have no idea how they quarried megalithic stones and transported them to the numerous ancient sites across the country.


The great hall, Karnak. This image was taken ni the 1920’s.
Brooklyn Museum Archives, Goodyear Archival Collection

The only thing we can do is search on, and enjoy the sheer amount of discoveries that prove this land is more than just magical.

Today, countless images of the pyramids and ancient temples are available on the internet. In these images, we can observe the true beauty, elegance, perfection and passion of the builders of ancient Egypt. However, the most beautiful images aren’t the new ones in my opinion.

There is a great amount of images of ancient Egypt that were taken at a time when most of the monuments were still not restored.

Still in their original position, covered in sand and stories of a time when ‘Gods ruled over Egypt’, rare images of the Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, Karnak, and other ancient sites in Egypt show a never-before seen beauty of the true Ancient Egypt.

This is why in this article, we have decided to search for the rarest and lesser-known images of the Land and the Pharaohs and invite our readers to explore the wonders of an ancient civilization that have conquered our history books for centuries.


Another beautiful ‘rare’ image of Luxor, the Court of Amenhotep III. 
The image was photographed circa 1858.
Great Sphinx
A man standing on the shoulder of the Great Sphinx. The image was taken in the 1900’s.
Notice the size of the monument.
Head of the colossus of Ramses II
This image shows the Head of the colossus of Ramses II at the Ramesseum. 
This image was taken around 1900.
A rare image of the Ramesseum. The image is believed to have been photographed in the later 19th century
Graeco-Roman temple
This Graeco-Roman temple was built by the 18th-Dynasty pharaoh Tuthmosis III in honor of the ram-headed god Khnum.
This image was taken in the 1900’s.
Colossi of Memnon
IN this image you can see the side panel from one of the Colossi of Memnon, the last remaining structures from the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III, known as Kom el-Hetan. The image was taken around 1900.
Karnak temple
Another breathtaking image of the Karnak temple pillars. Taken in the early 1900’s.
Temple of Horus in Edfu
A beautiful image of the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The image was taken circa 1905.
Great Sphinx of Egypt
A fascinating image of the Great Sphinx of Egypt before being fully excavated. The image was taken circa 1880.
Philae temple
Mind-boggling image of the Philae temple. The image was taken in the mid-1800’s.
Great Sphinx of Giza
Another rare image of the Great Sphinx of Giza. The image was taken in 1887.
Nefertari temple
This is a rare image of the Nefertari temple in its original state around 1890-1900.
Colossi of Memnon (1)
A rare image of the Clossi of Memnon.
Deir El-Medinah temple
A rare image of the interior of the Deir El-Medinah temple.
An old image of the Ramesseum.
Madinet Habu temple
A rare image of the court of the Madinet Habu temple.
Abu Simbel temple
This image of the Abu Simbel temple was taken 110 years ago.
Great Pyramid
Pictured here is the original entrance to the Great Pyramid.
Horus in Edfu
Temple of Horus in Edfu in the 1900s.
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