The pyramid of Khufu. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt, negative

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Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
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Summary
During his trip to Egypt, Elisofon visited Jīzah, Ahrāmāt al-, the site of three pyramids from the 4th dynasty (ca. 2613-ca. 2494), built on a rocky plateau near al-Jizah (Giza); one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; built by kings Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) & Menkaure (Mycerinus). [The J. P. Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographical Names]. "The Khufu's pyramid was surrounded by a Turah limestone wall. Access to it could only be gained via the valley temple, causeway and mortuary temple. As well as his own pyramid and temples, plus boat pits, Khufu also built three pyramids for queens and cemeteries of mastabas all laid out in a systematic, unified fashion." [Lehner M., 1997: The Complete Pyramids. Thames and Hudson]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Institute of Architects, directing the Egyptian portion of the documentary on Ancient Egypt, March 1965 and September 1965.
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20560-0708
Topic
Monuments
Architecture
Cultural landscapes
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
Restrictions & Rights
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photographer
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
1965
Place
Egypt
Africa
Type
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Local number
Negative number 72658 AC-1, 16A
EEPA EENG 06550