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Group portrait of armed men in a Nubian community in Upper Egypt

Group portrait of armed men in a Nubian community in Upper Egypt


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Group portrait of armed men in a Nubian community in Upper Egypt

Group portrait of armed men in a Nubian community in Upper Egypt Egypt. Date of Photograph:1880 ca

Beato Antonio
FVQ-F-113119-0000

Media ID 33293968

© Alinari Archives, Florence

Armed Forces And Military Life Armor Arms Egypt History Of Contemporary Nations Lance Military Equipment Populations Shield Spear Territories Of A Group


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This photo print, titled "FVQ-F-113119-0000" transports us back in time to the enchanting world of a Nubian community in Upper Egypt. Taken around 1880 by the talented photographer Beato Antonio, this group portrait captures a moment frozen in history. In this remarkable image, we see a gathering of armed men proudly displaying their military equipment and attire. Each individual exudes strength and determination as they stand together for this portrait. Their faces tell stories of resilience and pride, reflecting the rich history of contemporary nations that have inhabited these territories. The architecture surrounding them adds an intriguing layer to the composition. A traditional house stands tall behind the group, showcasing intricate details that speak volumes about their culture and way of life. The structure's design is both functional and visually striking, serving as a testament to the craftsmanship prevalent in this region during that era. Lances and spears held firmly in hand emphasize their preparedness for battle or defense—a reminder of the challenges faced by communities living amidst uncertainty. Shields rest against some individuals' sides, symbolizing protection from harm while also representing unity among these brave warriors. Beato Antonio's skillful capture allows us to witness not only an extraordinary moment but also offers glimpses into Egyptian history through his lens. This photograph serves as a valuable artifact documenting male camaraderie within Nubian society during this period. As we gaze upon this mesmerizing snapshot from long ago, it becomes clear that it is more than just an image—it is a portal into another time; one filled with bravery, cultural heritage, and shared experiences within ancient lands bathed in sunlight.

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