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1947
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"A holiday crowd filling one of the narrow streets of Abu Tig, a small village on the Nile south of Asyut, about midway between Aswan and cairo. Abu Tig is typical of the many towns lining the river in so-called "Middle Egypt'." [Eliot elisofon, Laurens Van Der Post, 1967: The Nile, Viking Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was o...

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

"A holiday crowd filling one of the narrow streets of Abu Tig, a small village on the Nile south of Asyut, about midway between Aswan and cairo. Abu Tig is typical of the many towns lining the river in so-called "Middle Egypt'." [Eliot Elisofon, Laurens Van Der Post, 1967: The Nile, Viking Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was o...

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Collection ID:
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Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Aswan on the eastern bank of the Nile served the requirements of a trading center. Its name in the ancient Egyptian language was Swn, which means market-place. It suggests that from the early times it was an emporium, a meeting place of cultures where Nubians from the south, nomads of the Eastern Desert, and Egyptians met to trade and barter." [Ka...

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1947
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Aswan on the eastern bank of the Nile served the requirements of a trading center. Its name in the ancient Egyptian language was Swn, which means market-place. It suggests that from the early times it was an emporium, a meeting place of cultures where Nubians from the south, nomads of the Eastern Desert, and Egyptians met to trade and barter." [Ka...

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Creators:
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1947
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Aswan on the eastern bank of the Nile served the requirements of a trading center. Its name in the ancient Egyptian language was Swn, which means market-place. It suggests that from the early times it was an emporium, a meeting place of cultures where Nubians from the south, nomads of the Eastern Desert, and Egyptians met to trade and barter." [Ka...

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1947
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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

"Aswan on the eastern bank of the Nile served the requirements of a trading center. Its name in the ancient Egyptian language was Swn, which means market-place. It suggests that from the early times it was an emporium, a meeting place of cultures where Nubians from the south, nomads of the Eastern Desert, and Egyptians met to trade and barter." [Ka...

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1959
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

In the 20th Century, rapid population expansion, especially since the 1950s, has caused the city to spread to the north and south along both banks of the nile, and eastwards into the desert. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.

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1961
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The High Dam was constructed between 1960 and 1972, six and a half kilometers south of Aswan. Seventeen million cubic meters of rock were excavated, and 42,700,000 cubic meters of material were used in the construction of a virtual mountain of earth and rock over a cement and clay core. The diversion canal, through which the water of the Nile now ...

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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

During his trip to Egypt, Elisofon visited Thebes which "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 valleys of the royal tombs, r...

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

During his trip to Egypt, Elisofon visited Thebes which "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 valleys of the royal tombs, r...

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