Tag: egypt

Oct 8, 2015

Picture of the Day: Khufu and the Great Sphinx ca. 1860-1929

Picture of the Day: Khufu and the Great Sphinx ca. 1860-1929

In this vintage photo taken some time between 1860 and 1929, we see the Great Sphinx of Giza with the Pyramid of Khufu in the background.

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Mar 11, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Pyramids of Giza from KFC

Picture of the Day: The Pyramids of Giza from KFC

THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA FROM KFC Photograph by houstonau on reddit Here we see the iconic Pyramids of Giza from the inside of a nearby KFC. Unless you’ve visited Egypt, many people may not realize just how close the archaeological site is to the surrounding city. Check out the aerial view below…

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Mar 5, 2014

This Million Square Foot Artwork in the Sahara is Still Visible After 17 Years

This Million Square Foot Artwork in the Sahara is Still Visible After 17 Years

Desert Breath is a land art project created by the D.A.ST. Arteam. The team was founded in 1995 by Danae Stratou (installation artist), Alexandra Stratou (industrial designer & architect) and Stella Constantinides (architect) for the purpose of creating this specific project.

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Dec 14, 2013

Snow Falls in Cairo for the First Time in 112 Years

Snow Falls in Cairo for the First Time in 112 Years

For the first time in 112 years it is snowing in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. In a city that averages less than an inch (25.4 mm) of rain in a year, precipitation in any form is quite rare. The entire Middle East region is experiencing record snowfalls, the likes that have not…

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Jun 10, 2013

Lost Egyptian City Found Underwater After 1200 Years

Lost Egyptian City Found Underwater After 1200 Years

Photograph by Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation / Christoph Gerigk 1,200 years ago the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion disappeared beneath the Mediterranean. Founded around 8th century BC, well before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, it is believed Heracleion served as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming…

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Nov 28, 2011

Rare Photos of Egypt from the 1870s

Rare Photos of Egypt from the 1870s

Sphinx & Pyramids of Chefren and Mankaura, Giza – Photograph via NYPL Digital Gallery The New York Public Library has shared an incredible gallery of over 9,000 photographs and illustrations of the Middle East from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century. These include, books, albums and archival compilations. Monuments…

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