National Geographic : 1941 Oct
Imperial Airways, Ltd. The Colossi ofRamesses atAbui Simbil Look Their Best from the Air The visitor on foot, staring up atthe 65-foot statues, finds the Pharaohs' knees stricken with elephantiasis, the royal heads remote. But asthe plane circles north over the Nile to give left-sidepassengers alook, the carvings have better perspective. The figures' pose seems designed for the flyer, not the Nile sailor.