Henry Maurer's

The Photo Gallery houses a massive collection photographs ,taken by Dr. Henri Maurer. Dr. Henri Maurer from Switzweland, the private dentist of King Foad I, was an active member of the Archaeological Society of Alexandria during his residence in Egypt in the first half of the twentieth century. He was a keen amateur photographer who used most demanding techniques of photography and development which enabled him to produce some known masterpieces. He was fond of visiting out -of- the way sites, not easily accessible in those days. After Maurer’s death, his widow thought of the Archaeological Society as the most suitable place for keeping her husband’s valuable collection of photographs. Thus, she donated this treasure to our Society.