This film illustrates the Red Sea Monasteries in Egypt in 1930, the first official project conducted by the Byzantine Institute. It shows general exterior views and the surrounding landscape, and it shows a glimpse of Thomas Whittemore on a camel. It also illustrates local men digging a waterway from a nearby stream and doing food preparation. Please go here for more information: doaks.org/icfa/moving-image-collections/red-sea-monasteries.
Film: Red Sea Monasteries, Egypt, The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s, MS.BZ.004-02-04, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.