David Roberts 1796 - 1864

Nationality:
British; Scottish
born in:
Stockbridge, near Edinburgh

1838-1839: ltravelled via Alexandria to Cairo, before visiting the pyramids at Giza. Hiring a cangia, he sailed up the Nile as far as Abu Simbel, stopping on his return north to sketch temples and ancient sites such as Philae, Karnak, Luxor, and Dendera. Back in Cairo he drew its streets and mosques before departing for Syria and Palestine in February 1839.