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Egyptian Mosque, Circa 1800 by Dominique Vivant, Baron de Denon April 15, 2010

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Continuing on my path to make available all of the various prints, maps and just generally interesting things on Egypt that I possess.  Here are two orignal prints/plates by the famous French artist and archeologist Dominique Vivant the Baron de Denon.

Both Plates are from 1800. The Mosque is located on the island of Rawdah (Manyal or ar-Rawdah or Roda depending on who you ask) located on the Nile in the city of Cairo Egypt.  While I can’t confirm that it is still there, I plan to search for it on my next trip to Cairo.

While I have done my best to translate the Arabic text on plate XXVI I’ve had little success ( I have another scholar friend working on it now).  However another colleague of mine was kind enough to translate the Arabic text in the second plate.  It states,  “The entrance to this place is to certify that there is one God and Mohammed is the Prophet”.

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Al Manyal Ar Rawdah Inside

Al Manyal Ar Rawdah Outside

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Ancient Egypt Stereographic Cards March 31, 2010

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Karnak Temple 1896

Karnak Temple 1896

 

Great Sphinx of Giza 1890

Great Sphinx of Giza 1890

 

Egyptian Obelisk

Egyptian Obelisk

 

Giza Pyramid 1890's

Giza Pyramid 1890's

 

Here are a few stereoviews of Egypt which I have collected over the years.  These images were taken in the 1890’s and were then manufactured into  Stereographic Cards.  (Click on the pictures to enlarge)  

What are Stereographic Cards?  

Stereoscopy, stereoscopic imaging or 3-D (three-dimensional) imaging is any technique capable of recording three-dimensional visual information or creating the illusion of depth in an image. (Credit to Wiki)