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

"After the conversion of Rome to Christianity and in the Byzantine period, several Christian churches were built in and around the temple precincts. In the 6th century one of these churches was built within the Ramessid court, and on top of this same building, in the 13th century, the Mosque of Abu el-Haggag was constructed. This mosque still remai...

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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

"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

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

"After the death of Thutmose II, Hatshepsut herself assumed pharaonic power and privilege, and for the construction of a temple for her cultus she selected a majestic half-circle of cliffs bounding the western end of the desert plain of Asasif. There stood the tomb and temple of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep, the Eleventh-Dynasty king who had reunited Egyp...

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