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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

During his trip to Egypt, Elisofon visited "Saqqâra (Ṣaqqārah), 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...

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"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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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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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Kom el Hetan is the site of Amenophis (Amenhotep) III's mortuary temple. Unfortunately, virtually nothing remains of this once great edifice beyond the two immense 'Colossi of Memnon' which stood before its entrance. These great sandstone statues of Amenophis III flanked by small figures of his mother and his wife Tiye (Tiyi) are nearly 59ft high ...

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

"Exiting the colonnade through the gateway at its southern end, visitors enter the large peristyle sun court of Amenhotep III. Subsidiary doorways located near three of its corners offer alternative access. The sun court was not part of the core temple originally planned and executed by Amenhotep III, which stood on the stone platform or base immed...

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