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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

"It is easy to think of the entrance to the Egyptian temple in terms of the huge pylon gateways which are the most visible parts of temples to have survived. In reality, however, the pylons usually lay well within the domain of the gods, and the actual temple entrances included elements such as the landing quays, kiosks, gates and processional ways...

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EEPA.1973-001
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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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1959
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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts young female dancers from the Liberian National Dance Troupe of William Lewis. Mr. Lewis was at the time director of Folklore and Culture Affairs in the Liberian government. "African ballet, as a scenic art for modern audiences, is a montage of traditional sequences making a comprehensive story with an exposition, a plot, and...

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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 Aswan Dam was subsequently supplemented by a barrage at Asyut, halfway between Aswan and Cairo. The function of this barrier is to divert the flow of the reservoir water into a network of canals. The results were impressive. Egypt's cultivable land increased dramatically and three harvests a year were ensured." [Kamil Jill, 1993: Aswan and Abu...

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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

"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

"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, indicating 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 reconst...

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EEPA.1973-001
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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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Collection ID:
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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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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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