Passes by Archives of Egyptology at the University of Milan the rediscovery of an extraordinary character and its most important achievement, the first series of archaeological aerial picture ever documented, taken in 1914 from the sky over Egypt, from Cairo to Luxor. The collection of photographs will be presented to the public in an exhibition that opens on Wednesday, State 11 February and until 13 March will be possible guided by students of Egyptology of the highway.
“Curiosity, tireless passion for research and a bit of luck,” It said in a statement the University of Miano, “along with the extraordinary historical and documentary value of archives of Egyptology of the University of Milan: These are the elements at the bottom of the discovery made by Egyptologist Hwy, Patrizia Piacentini, and his research group after a decade-long study returned to the history the story of human and professional Theodor Kofler, pioneer of aerial photography.” Examining the Fund belonged to Alexandre Varille, acquired by the University in 2001 Thanks to a generous patron of Milan, scholars have came across a photo album initialled “Kofler Cairo 1914″: Twenty-one exceptional images, taken in the first half of 1914, reproducing the pyramids, the temples of Karnak and Luxor and some monuments of the Theban West Bank. A unique collection, of great value to Egyptology, the history of photography and the history of aviation, an author's work – Kofler – of which however no one knew practically nothing, even the birth name.
Source: The Flight