Architectural Lantern Slides of Egypt

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Architectural Lantern Slides

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Lantern slides created in Egypt under its British colonial occupation in the late 19th or early 20th century. Image subjects include archaeological digs and archaeological sites as well as Cairo mosques. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy. Some images include people and fashions of the time.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Ruins

Mosques

Temples

Architecture

Pyramids

Spatial Coverage

Aswān

Dandarah

Abu Simbel

Al Karnak

Egypt

Cairo

Idfū

Alexandria

Abydos

Al Uqşur

Luxor

Beni Hassan

Thebes

Philae

Ṣaqqâra

Damietta Banks

Memphis

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Sudun, the amir majlis, was a commander of one thousand men and guard of the council chamber during the reign of Sultan al-Ghuri [Al-Ghawri; Qansuh al-Ghawri (r. 1501-1517)]. He met his death in 1516, at Marj Dabiq in Syria, leading the cavalry charge against the Ottoman sultan prior to his invasion of Egypt. The tomb is a typical example of late Mamluk work: built of stone, a chevron-patterned dome, fenestration with a pattern of one round light over two arched panels, a concave-convex moldi…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Site of a vast necropolis in Egypt, on a steep hillside on the east bank of the Nile, about 250 km south of Cairo. While there are some Old Kingdom burials at the site, it was primarily used during the Middle Kingdom, spanning the 21st to 17th centuries BCE (Middle Bronze Age). The tombs at Beni Hasan contain the most extensive and important group of wall-paintings in Middle Egypt, dating to a period from the late Old Kingdom to the Middle Kingdom. The cemetery contains more than 900 tombs di…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Typical of the many Mamluk tombs or mausoleums with a dome, fenestration with a pattern of one round light over two arched panels, and a concave-convex molding of the upper corners.

    Under the rule of the later Mamluk sequence of sultans, the development of Cairo depended largely on Salah al-Din’s (Ayyubid, reigned 1171-1193) foundation of the citadel on a hill between al-Qahira and Fustat. The role of the citadel as army headquarters, barracks and residence of the rulers led to the urban…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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