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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

"Before Ramesses (Ramses) II added his obelisks, statues, pylon, and peristyle court to the front of Luxor Temple, this imposing colonnade was the first stone structured entered. Fully roofed, with fourteen gigantic columns supporting the stone slabs, the colonnade was almost completely darkened. Defacements made on the facade of the colonnade by a...

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

During his trip to Egypt, Elisofon visited Luxor (Al Uqsur) on the site of ancient Thebes (capital of the New Kingdom). It is noted for having ruins of many temples and burial grounds. 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 Geog...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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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

Dahshūr is an ancient site known for its five pyramids, located on the West bank of the Nile. Two pyramids were built in the 4th dynasty by King Snefru (2575-2551 BCE). The earliest of those two is commonly known as the Bent Pyramid, because of a change in angle during construction, and is the only pyramid that has two entrances. The remaining thre...

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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

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

"Saqqara necropolis also contained the tombs of dignitaries who served under the pharaohs of the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties. Mereruka, chief justice and vizier in the reign of Teti, has the largest of all the mastabas built around this pharaoh's pyramid. On the north wall of the room with pillars, there is a niche containing a striding statue of Mer...

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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

"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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1962
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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

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

"To the south of the causeway of the pyramid of Unas are two boat pits alongside one another. They are lined with fine Turah limestone." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "Saqqâra (Ṣaqqārah) is a large necropolis south of Cairo and west of ancient Memphis. It was the necropolis of ancient Memphis; has r...

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