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Elisofon, Eliot
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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

The photograph depicts three men chipping stone in courtyard of Zoser's Step pyramid. Saqqâra, a large necropolis south of Cairo and west of ancient Memphis. It was the necropolis of ancient Memphis; has remains or several pyramids from 5th and 6th dynasties and the famous Step Pyramid, the earliest true pyramid in Egypt, built for King Zoser of th...

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

"The Coptic Museum, built in 1938, is housed in a picturesque modern building, surrounding several courts, to which great character is given by the beautiful old meshrabiya (mashrabiyya) windows and ceilings." [Russell D., 1963: Medieval Cairo and the Monasteries of the Wādi Natrūn. Weidenfeld and Nicolson]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Eli...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1959
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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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1959
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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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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 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 as well as slaughtering scenes." [Corinna Rossi, 2005: The Pyramids and the Sphinx. White Star Publishers]. "Saqqâra (Ṣaqqārah) is a large necropolis south o...

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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

"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

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

"The temple complex -for it originally consisted of two temples and a palace as well as many administrative buildings- was first called 'The Ramesseum' by Champollion. It was constructed for Ramesses by two architect-foremen, Penre of Coptos and Amenemone of Abydos, and built with a number of original features. Unfortunately, like so many of the mo...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
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

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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