I was one of two cameramen commissioned to shoot the groundbreaking television series
"Cosmos" with astronomer Carl Sagan. My crew shot in locations in
England, Czechoslovakia, India, and Egypt.
The locations in the
USA and Mexico were shot by cameraman HJ
Brown. We travelled to upper Egypt with Carl Sagan to illustrate
the story of
the French explorer Champollion, who discovered the Rosetta Stone, and
the calculation of the circumference of the earth bt the Greek
mathematician Eratosthenes in around 240 BC. This shot was taken
in one of the great temples at Karnak near Luxor; not many tourists
about in those days!