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LiteratureLiteratureWagon trainsWagon trains
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William de Wiveleslie Abney 
East End of the Northern Corridor of the Grand Court 
[Thebes and its Five Greater Temples, pl.XI] 
1874 (taken) 1876 (published) 
Albumen print, tipped in 
University of Heidelberg - University Library 
Creative Commons, 

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