Photographs of Egypt by John Ross

Compiled by Jaromir Malek and Elizabeth Fleming.
Scanning and colour editing by Jenni Navratil

The American photographer John Ross who died in Oxford on December 6, 2006, recorded in his stunningly beautiful pictures Egypt and its cultural heritage from all periods. Some 2,500 colour transparencies have been most generously donated to the Archive of the Griffith Institute by his wife, Mrs Judy Ross. These pictures will gradually be published on this web site and made available to Egyptologists as well as editors and picture researchers (please contact

High-resolution scans of these photographs are available for reproduction.
Please email the Griffith Institute for conditions, etc.

Let us know if you are looking for a photograph of a particular monument and we shall check whether it is among the images which have not yet been scanned

The Tomb of Tutankhamun

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The Ramesseum

Temple reliefs

Ahmosi, mother of Queen Hatshepsut


Statue of Tutankhamun

Statue of the goddess Sekhmet


Street scene in Cairo

(July 20, 2007)

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