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1961
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The scenes on the walls of the tombs of Egyptian dignitaries have alowed experts to understand many of the customs current in Antiquity. Here we see a procession of servants bearing offerings." [ Corinna Rossi, 2005: The Pyramids and the Sphinx. White Star Publishers]. "Saqqâra (Ṣaqqārah) is a large necropolis south of Cairo and west of ancient Me...

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

"The royal pavilion or so-called Temple T is a special building that could be interpreted as a small palace or even a 'sacristy' in which the king would have the chance to change his insignia (especially the white and the red crowns) during the sed-festival. Otherwise, one could see in it the so-called 'Statuen-palast' which resembles the archaic s...

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

"Irukaptah, the libationer and butcher of the king's repast, lived in the second half of the Fifth Dynasty. His rock-cut tomb, located immediately south of the causeway of Unas, has fourteen niches holding statues of the deceased cut into three walls. Atop the east wall there is a sequence of scenes showing butchery." [Zahi Hawass, 2003: The Treasu...

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1965
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The present entrance is through the pylon of Ramesses II, once fronted with six colossi of the king (two seated and four standing) and two obelisks. One of the obelisks and two of the statues were transported to Paris in the last century, but those that remain provide impressive examples of these monuments. Especially common in New Kingdom times, ...

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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

"With the village of Karnak, Luxor (Al Uqsur) is on the site of ancient Thebes (capital of the New Kingdom). When Thebes declined, Luxor remained the more heavily populated part of the ancient city and grew into a modern market town." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignmen...

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1947
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 10 cm x 7.5 cm.)
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EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The courtiers and high officials of the 18th Dynasty were buried in tombs cut into the cliffs between the valley of the kings and the Nile. The tombs of Kheruef and Ramose are among the largest in the necropolis. In each, the traditional decorated chamber of the T-shaped tomb is enlarged into a columned hall with delicate low relief and painting. ...

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1962
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Collection ID:
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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1965
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EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

During his trip to Egypt, Elisofon visited the archeologic site of the ancient city of Memphis, partially covered by the modern village of Mit Rahina. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Institute of Architects, directing the Egyptian portion of the documentary on Ancient Egypt, March 1965 and September 1965...

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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

"The agriculture of northern Africa is basically the same as that of the Near East with few modifications. The cereals, mostly wheat and barley, are harvested by sickle and scythe, lentils and chickpeas by uprooting, and sesame by cutting and shocking until the capsules open." [Vogel J., 1997: Encyclopedia of Precolonial Africa, Altamira Press]. "W...

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

"Visitors approaching Luxor Temple can travel a short way along an ancient road that originally extended about 1,5 miles from the north. Paved with stone and flanked by human-headed sphinxes, this ceremonial avenue linked Karnak and Luxor temples and now leads to the huge double towers of the pylon of Ramesses II." [Byron E. Shafer, 1997: Temples o...

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