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1947
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The so-called papyrus-bud columns of the eastern colonnade constructed by Ramesses II around his great court: colossal statues bearing the king's name stand between the columns in the areas where the people were allowed to congregate during religious processions." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "Wit...

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

DahshĊĞr 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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1965
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Once each year, in the festival called 'the Beautiful Feast of Opet', the great god Amun-Re (Amon) of Karnak visited the sanctuary of Luxor. Representations and texts carved on the walls of the colonnade and elsewhere at Luxor Temple detail the processions to and from the Luxor sanctuary and allow the festivities to be reconstructed to a large deg...

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1965
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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. 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
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Several further pieces of evidence attest the people's presence in the peristyle court on more occasions, at least for other festivals. First, the colossi of the deified Ramesses II flanking the entrance to the Eighteenth Dynasty colonnade south of his court were, like those standing outside his pylon, ka-statues - cultic images of the king as an ...

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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

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

"In the court's southern half, eleven colossal statues of the king stand between the columns in the first rank, and two more colossal statues flank the entranceway to the Eighteenth Dynasty colonnade that lies beyond. Before Ramesses (Ramses) II added his obelisks, statues, pylon, and peristyle court to the front of Luxor Temple, this imposing colo...

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

The enclosure of Ptah (probably the temple to the cult of Ramses II in 'the domain of Ptah'), chief deity of the Memphite region, was one of the largest temple complexes in Egypt, but little remains within it except an embalming house for the apis bull dating to the 26th dynasty, a toppled colossal statue of Ramses II, and the Alabaster Sphinx. "Th...

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