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Elisofon, Eliot
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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 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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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"To the south of the causeway of the pyramid of Unas are two boat pits alongside one another. They are lined with fine Turah limestone." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "Saqqâra (Ṣaqqārah) is a large necropolis south of Cairo and west of ancient Memphis. It was the necropolis of ancient Memphis; has r...

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EEPA.1973-001
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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, is represented in bas-relief in his mastaba, seated in front of an offering table laden with half-loaves of bread." [Zahi Hawass, 2003: The Treasu...

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1947
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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"First, visitors pass through a portico, the so-called hypostyle. In its eastern and western walls are subsidiary doorways. Opening off the back, or southern end, of the portico were individual barque shrines for the Theban triad. Next, walking straight along the axial way, visitors enter a once columned hall. the Chamber of the Divine King. Off th...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1947
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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

"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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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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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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1965
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EEPA.1973-001
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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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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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Ottenberg, Simon
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1988
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EEPA.2005-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from January 30, 1988 to February 5, 1988.

Original caption reads, "Between January 30 and February 5, 1988, I revisited, with my wife Carol, the Igbo group of communities called Afikpo on the Cross River in southeastern Nigeria, .... A men's rest house (obiogo) at Ukpa Village, in the modern style with cement walls and a metal roof." [Ottenberg field research notes, January 1988-February 1...

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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

"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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