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1965
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The mastaba of Ptahhotep, northwest of the Step Pyramid, is a funerary complex built for two Ptahhoteps and an Akhihotep. Ptahhotep ('Ptah is happy'), one of the greatest noblemen of late Fifth Dynasty, represented in bas-relief in his mastaba. A broad collar and a long necklace with an amulet decorate his nude torso. His name is written with hier...

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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"In a departure from tradition, most kings of the 18th Dynasty were buried not in pyramid complexes but in tombs tunneled deep into the limestone cliffs flanking a wadi in Thebes known as the Valley of the Kings (Bībān al-Mulūk). Their mortuary temples were separate from the tombs and located on the plain." [Freed R.E., markowitz Y.J., D'auria S.H....

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

"The first cartouche of Ramesses II contains motif such a figure of the goddess of Truth, holding a ritual staff with a jackal head." [MacQuitty W., 1978: Ramesses The Great. Crown Publishers Inc., N.Y.]. "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...

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1965
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Collection ID:
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The crown and plaited beard indicate that the god Amen was the subject of this statue, although the round face, naturalistcally modeled eyes, as well as pierced ears, a fullness at the breast, a flaccid torso, and full lips are reminiscent of the later Armana Period and recall the face of Tutankhamen. "With the village of Karnak, Luxor (Al Uqsur) i...

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

"These colossi functioned on several levels. Stationed along the temple approaches and in major processional areas they certainly acted in a protective role, but they also showed the inseparable relationship of the king with the gods at a level close to that of the divine." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Huds...

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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 axis of the Luxor Temple ran approximately north-south, roughly paralleling the course of the Nile. Typical of the Egyptian temples, it was constructed from the inside out. The sanctuary was built first; next the entrance way leading to it was elaborated; then subsidiary structures were added to magnify the structure as a whole. Thus the platf...

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

"The Nile river flooded every summer, depositing fertile soil on the fields. Its flow is disturbed at several points by cataracts, which are sections of faster-flowing water with many small islands, shallow water, and rocks, forming an obstacle to navigation by boats. While most Egyptians still live in the Nile valley, the construction of the Aswan...

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