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Elisofon, Eliot
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1961
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The causeway of the pyramid of Unas must have been one of the most impressive of any pyramid. In the roof a slit was left open, allowing a shaft of light to illuminate a gallery of brightly painted reliefs. Only fragments were found, but these hint at the astonishing array of scenes that once covered the walls: craftsmen working gold and copper; e...

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1959
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The highlight of the week in Sokoto is attendance at the juma'at (Friday) prayers at the main mosque, where both the traditional (Sultan) and modern (State Governor) forms of authority perform the weekly worship. The Imamate in this mosque is hereditary, and the unchanging sermon is an original piece believed to have been composed by Caliph Uthman...

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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

Chinua Achebe (born, 1930), Nigerian novelist. A graduate of University College at Ibadan (1953), Achebe, an Igbo who writes in English, is one of Africa's most acclaimed authors and considered by some to be the father of modern African literature. His early novels, including the groundbreaking Things Fall Apart (1958) and No Longer at Ease (1960),...

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

"The highlight of the week in Sokoto is attendance at the juma'at (Friday) prayers at the main mosque, where both the traditional (Sultan) and modern (State Governor) forms of authority perform the weekly worship. The Imamate in this mosque is hereditary, and the unchanging sermon is an original piece believed to have been composed by Caliph Uthman...

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

"The highlight of the week in Sokoto is attendance at the juma'at (Friday) prayers at the main mosque, where both the traditional (Sultan) and modern (State Governor) forms of authority perform the weekly worship. The Imamate in this mosque is hereditary, and the unchanging sermon is an original piece believed to have been composed by Caliph Uthman...

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

"The route through a pyramid complex leads finally to the great stone false door at the back of the offering chapel. On the 'other side', behind solid masonry, deep under the pyramid, lay the most intimate rooms of this house of eternity: the burial chamber and antechamber. Beginning with the pyramid of Unas at the end of the 5th dynasty, the walls...

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1947
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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
Repository:
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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