Aerial railway in use

Scope and Content

Image showing John Garstang standing upon what appears to be a support for the 'aerial railway', a system of pulleys for moving debris around excavation sites used during John Garstang's excavations from 1911. Two other men standing below. Appears to have been taken in Egypt rather than near east (possibly Meroë, Sudan).


Formerly stored in JG/X/9/5.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Negative has light scratches, a pin hole in the corner and is warped.

Conditions Governing Use

The digital image is copyright of the University of Liverpool.

Related Material

Other images of ‘aerial railway’ at can be found in JG/SG and JG/M.