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Elisofon, Eliot
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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

"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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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. One of the butchers skins an ox...

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1961
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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Simultaneously, the temples depicted the world of gods. The walls and columns teem with gods who are standing, marching, sitting, communing with the king. The coinciding of these two levels of meaning signifies that Egypt's world was a sacred world. This visual cosmographic exposition was drawn into temple ritual so that the cultic performances in...

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

"This relief from the Temple of Luxor was carved during Ramses II's reign. But traces of a relief belonging to the reign of the pharaoh Ay can also be made out, indicatig that Ramses recarved the earlier work, surimposing his own. From the surviving welter of faint lines on the wall usurped by Ramses, the Epigraphic Survey has been able to reconstr...

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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

"Unas, the last king of the 5th dynasty, put his pyramid temple directly over the substructure of the 2nd dynasty tomb assigned to Hetepsekhemwy. In plan, the mortuary temple follows Djedkare's, marking the transition to the standard arrangement of 6th dynasty pyramid temples." [Lehner M., 1997: The Complete pyramids. Thames and Hudson]. "Saqqâra (...

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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

"The 'revered one before Ra, Overseer of the City and Vizier, Ramose, justified', a Theban official, apparently did not follow Akhenaten (Akhenaton) to Armana. The decoration of his tomb consists of scenes in beautiful low relief in the style of Amenhotep III and other scenes in the realistic style initiated by Akhenaten (scenes of the pharaoh and ...

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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

"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. The outer walls of the pylons were decorated in the time of Ramesses with a depiction of the Battle of Kadesh (1285 BC), and the inner walls of the gateway were added by the Nubian king Shabaka in the...

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

"Beyond the pylons, the temple 's large peristyle court is surrounded by two rows of papyrus-bud columns and contains, on the left, the Abu el-Haggag mosque, and on the right, the tripartite barque shrine built by Ramesses II for the visiting deities, Amun (Amon), Mut and Khonsu of Karnak." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt...

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1965
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
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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