This photograph of Ramses II’s statue at the Luxor Temple was taken by Lisburn-born soldier, Major William Sinclair Corken MBE. Born in 1899 in the town’s Market Square, Corken was stationed in Cairo with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps during the Second World War. In his free time Corken travelled across Egypt’s historic sites and amassed an impressive photographic collection. The collection is now held in the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum and forms part of our ‘Ancient Egypt: Lisburn Stories’ exhibition. You can learn more about Major Corken and other Lisburn connections to Egypt in the museum’s Assembly Rooms.