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1965
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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Saqqâra (Ṣaqqārah) is a large necropolis south of Cairo and west of ancient Memphis. It was the necropolis of ancient Memphis; has remains of several pyramids from 5th and 6th dynasties and the famous Step Pyramid, the earliest true pyramid in Egypt, built for King Zoser (Djoser) of the 3rd dynasty ca. 2630 BC by his prime minister Imhotep. It is ...

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1970
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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Wari is the best-known African variation of mancala; apart from West Africa, where it is thought to have originated, it is popular in the Caribbean and South America and reached North America and Europe through various commercial introductions. Wari boards in West Africa have attracted attention for their sculptured shapes. They often include a st...

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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Wari is the best-known African variation of mancala; apart from West Africa, where it is thought to have originated, it is popular in the Caribbean and South America and reached North America and Europe through various commercial introductions. Wari boards in West Africa have attracted attention for their sculptured shapes. They often include a st...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1966
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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Several races of wildebeest (also called gnu) exist. The species that forms the large herds of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem of Tanzania and Kenya is known as the western white-bearded wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi). The brindled or blue race occurs south of the Zambezi River; the eastern white-bearded race inhabits Kenya and Tanzania ea...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1966
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Several races of wildebeest (also called gnu) exist. The species that forms the large herds of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem of Tanzania and Kenya is known as the western white-bearded wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi). The brindled or blue race occurs south of the Zambezi River; the eastern white-bearded race inhabits Kenya and Tanzania ea...

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1970
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The Bozo people live predominantly along the Niger River, in small towns constituted of small houses. Their economy is based on fishing. Bozo people have a monopoly on the transport system because of their knowledge in the river by Niger, and are regarded as the masters of water. Tombouctou (Timbuktu) is also populated by Songhay, Tuareg, Fulani, a...

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1965
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

During his trip to egypt, Elisofon visited Thebes, an ancient city of Upper Egypt, spanned the Nile River about 400 miles south of modern Cairo. The east bank is the site of modern Luxor (Al Uqsur) and El Karnak, and was formerly the city of the living, with great temples and residences. On the west bank was the city of the dead, containing the val...

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1965
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1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Due to a shared cultural background, common social and economic conditions and inherited building materials and techniques, slight variations distinguish the character of the majority of villages in the various regions of Egypt (Nubian villages in the south are an exception). The main vernacular types of building found in rural areas are houses of...

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1965
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1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Due to a shared cultural background, common social and economic conditions and inherited building materials and techniques, slight variations distinguish the character of the majority of villages in the various regions of Egypt (Nubian villages in the south are an exception). The main vernacular types of building found in rural areas are houses of...

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Creators:
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1965
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1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Due to a shared cultural background, common social and economic conditions and inherited building materials and techniques, slight variations distinguish the character of the majority of villages in the various regions of Egypt (Nubian villages in the south are an exception). The main vernacular types of building found in rural areas are houses of...

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