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

"South of the Great Temple of Amun (Amon) is the precinct of Amun's consort, Mut. Mostly destroyed, the compound contains the remains of the temple of Mut itself, a sacred lake -the isheru- , and several smaller temples. The Mut temple was mainly built by Amenophis (Amenhotep) III, though it receives later additions by other kings. The temple is pe...

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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:
Elisofon, Eliot
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1961
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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

"The causeway of the pyramid of Unas must have been one of the most impressive of any pyramid. In the roof a slit was left open, allowing a shaft of light to illuminate a gallery of brightly painted reliefs. Only fragments were found, but these hint at the astonishing array of scenes that once covered the walls: craftsmen working gold and copper; e...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1961
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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

"Domestic animals were an important asset and their care was recorded and carefully represented on the walls of the deceaseds tomb. In some cases the animals were led to the owner as an offering, in others simply to be inspected. In this delicate and carefully carved low relief it is possible to see servants bearing offerings." [ Corinna Rossi, 200...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1961
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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

"The island of Philae, famous for its rich heritage of temples, now lies submerged beneath the waters of Lake Nasser to the south of Aswan. Thankfully, however, when the Aswan High Dam was built in the 1960s the island's temples were dismantled and then reconstructed on the higher terrain of nearby Agilkia Island, which was prepared and landscaped ...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1961
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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

"The island of Philae, famous for its rich heritage of temples, now lies submerged beneath the waters of Lake Nasser to the south of Aswan. Thankfully, however, when the Aswan High Dam was built in the 1960s the island's temples were dismantled and then reconstructed on the higher terrain of nearby Agilkia Island, which was prepared and landscaped ...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1961
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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

"The rectangular hall with eight engaged columns which marks the end of the Entrance Colonnade is connected with the practice of dividing visitors into classes according to status: The most important person (the living king) or persons should pass through the middle (or main) passage, while the less important must make their way to the right or the...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1962
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"South of the Great Temple of Amun (Amon) is the precinct of Amun's consort, Mut. Mostly destroyed, the compound contains the remains of the temple of Mut itself, a sacred lake -the isheru- , and several smaller temples. The Mut temple was mainly built by Amenophis (Amenhotep) III, though it receives later additions by other kings. The temple is pe...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1962
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Size:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The route through a pyramid complex leads finally to the great stone false door at the back of the offering chapel. On the 'other side', behind solid masonry, deep under the pyramid, lay the most intimate rooms of this house of eternity: the burial chamber and antechamber. Beginning with the pyramid of Unas at the end of the 5th dynasty, the walls...

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