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Exploring the Rich Heritage of Africa: Captivating glimpses into African culture and history through stunning black-and-white photographs

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Ancient Egypt, The eye of Horus, Wall painting, fresco, mural, Tomb of Sennufer, 18th Dynasty

Ancient Egypt, The eye of Horus, Wall painting, fresco, mural, Tomb of Sennufer, 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom, Thebes
3476174 Ancient Egypt, The eye of Horus, Wall painting, fresco, mural, Tomb of Sennufer, 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom, Thebes, Luxor (photo) by Egyptian; (add.info.: Ancient Egypt, The eye of Horus)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Winter in the Sun: Camel ride on the Algerian coast

Winter in the Sun: Camel ride on the Algerian coast
3786624 Winter in the Sun: Camel ride on the Algerian coast; (add.info.: Winter in the Sun: Camel ride on the Algerian coast. 1910. Liebig Collectible Card ('L'Hiver aux pays du soleil)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Standing male figure, 19th-20th century (wood)

Standing male figure, 19th-20th century (wood)
1068594 Standing male figure, 19th-20th century (wood) by African School; 40.5x10.65x8.25 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: The Death of Sophonisba, c.1810 (oil on canvas)

The Death of Sophonisba, c.1810 (oil on canvas)
XOS5884038 The Death of Sophonisba, c.1810 (oil on canvas) by Guerin, Pierre (1774-1833); 52x80 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Algerian Scenes: The Market

Algerian Scenes: The Market
3786656 Algerian Scenes: The Market; (add.info.: Algerian Scenes: The Market. Illustration of 1910. Liebig Extract of Meat Collectible Cards. S1012 (F1011) Picturesque Algeria); Lebrecht History

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: The Sphinx, c. 1853 (salted paper print from waxed paper negative)

The Sphinx, c. 1853 (salted paper print from waxed paper negative)
XOS5884172 The Sphinx, c. 1853 (salted paper print from waxed paper negative) by Greene, John Beasley (1832-56); 23.2x29.6 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Algerian Scenes: El Kantara

Algerian Scenes: El Kantara
3786654 Algerian Scenes: El Kantara; (add.info.: Algerian Scenes: El Kantara. Illustration of 1910. Liebig Extract of Meat Collectible Cards. S1012 (F1011) Picturesque Algeria); Lebrecht History

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Kabyle de l'Hippodrome

Kabyle de l'Hippodrome
3782929 Kabyle de l'Hippodrome; (add.info.: Kabyle de l'Hippodrome: Kabyle wearing traditional North African headdress and robes. Possibly holding elongated pipe. From series Paris au XIX)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Bell in the form of a head, 16th to 19th century (cast copper alloy)

Bell in the form of a head, 16th to 19th century (cast copper alloy)
1068409 Bell in the form of a head, 16th to 19th century (cast copper alloy) by African School; 14.29 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA; (add.info.: Lower Niger Bronze Industry); gift of Mr

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Temple of Abu Simbel, 1856 (salted paper print from paper negative)

Temple of Abu Simbel, 1856 (salted paper print from paper negative)
XOS5884206 Temple of Abu Simbel, 1856 (salted paper print from paper negative) by Murray, Robert (1822-93); 18.2x23.2 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: By Robert Murray (British)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo, Egypt early 20th century (postcard)

Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo, Egypt early 20th century (postcard)
3782878 Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo, Egypt early 20th century (postcard); (add.info.: Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo, Egypt. Early 20th century illustration)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Tutankhamun sarcophagus, 18th dynasty (gold)

Tutankhamun sarcophagus, 18th dynasty (gold)
535714 Tutankhamun sarcophagus, 18th dynasty (gold) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC); (add.info.: 18th dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Theatrical performance on stage in Dakat, 1894 (engraving)

Theatrical performance on stage in Dakat, 1894 (engraving)
3793917 Theatrical performance on stage in Dakat, 1894 (engraving) by French School, (19th century); (add.info.: Theatrical performance on stage in Dakar)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Algerian Scenes: In front of the coffee house

Algerian Scenes: In front of the coffee house
3786658 Algerian Scenes: In front of the coffee house; (add.info.: Algerian Scenes: In front of the coffee house. Illustration of 1910. Liebig Extract of Meat Collectible Cards)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Algerian Scenes: Women carrying water

Algerian Scenes: Women carrying water
3786655 Algerian Scenes: Women carrying water.; (add.info.: Algerian Scenes: Women carrying water. Illustration of 1910. Liebig Extract of Meat Collectible Cards)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Algerian Scenes: At the barber's

Algerian Scenes: At the barber's
3786653 Algerian Scenes: At the barber's; (add.info.: Algerian Scenes: At the barber's. Illustration of 1910. Liebig Extract of Meat Collectible Cards)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: The storming of Constantine

The storming of Constantine
3781000 The storming of Constantine; (add.info.: The storming of Constantine, a fortified city in eastern Algeria, by French forces, 13 October 1837. Engraving by Burdet after drawing by Vernet)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Algerian Scenes: Praetorium of the Legates

Algerian Scenes: Praetorium of the Legates
3786659 Algerian Scenes: Praetorium of the Legates; (add.info.: Algerian Scenes: Praetorium of the Legates. Illustration of 1910. Liebig Extract of Meat Collectible Cards)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Tomb of Tutankhamun (dc1340 BC) (photo)

Tomb of Tutankhamun (dc1340 BC) (photo)
532442 Tomb of Tutankhamun (dc1340 BC) (photo) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC); (add.info.: ): Sarcophagus containing gold coffin of the king which held his mummy

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the King in 1923 (photo)

Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the King in 1923 (photo)
1749632 Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the King in 1923 (photo) by Burton, Harry (1879-1940); (add.info)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: French Colonies, cover of an exercise book illustrated by G. Dascher, 1900 (colour litho)

French Colonies, cover of an exercise book illustrated by G. Dascher, 1900 (colour litho)
CHT157431 French Colonies, cover of an exercise book illustrated by G. Dascher, 1900 (colour litho) by Dascher, G. (19th century); Private Collection; © Archives Charmet

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Costume for Aida, 1879 (drawing)

Costume for Aida, 1879 (drawing)
7422854 Costume for Aida, 1879 (drawing) by Lacoste, Eugene (19th century); (add.info.: Music. Opera. Costume for Aida, opera by Giuseppe Verdi (1871)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Narmer palette (back), 22nd century BC (relief)

Narmer palette (back), 22nd century BC (relief)
8585767 Narmer palette (back), 22nd century BC (relief) by Egyptian; Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; (add.info.: Narmer palette (back) or Hierakonpolis Large palette

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Narmer palette (front), 22nd century BC (relief)

Narmer palette (front), 22nd century BC (relief)
8585746 Narmer palette (front), 22nd century BC (relief) by Egyptian; Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; (add.info.: Narmer palette (front) or Hierakonpolis Large palette

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Queen of Egypt of the Fourth Dynasty, Philae Temple

Queen of Egypt of the Fourth Dynasty, Philae Temple
8588950 Queen of Egypt of the Fourth Dynasty, Philae Temple by Egyptian; Philae, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae, the cult of Isis Queen of Egypt of the IV dynasty)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Statue. Fragment of a granite statue of Senusret III. Head of King, with Nemes Headdress

Statue. Fragment of a granite statue of Senusret III. Head of King, with Nemes Headdress, Senwosret III
8395508 Statue. Fragment of a granite statue of Senusret III. Head of King, with Nemes Headdress, Senwosret III, Twelfth Dynasty

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Hathor Temple, Philae

Hathor Temple, Philae
8588881 Hathor Temple, Philae by Egyptian; Philae, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae, the cult of Isis Hathor Temple built for Ptolemy VI); © Jean Bernard. All rights reserved 2023

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Boat symbol of life and the sun, Philae temple

Boat symbol of life and the sun, Philae temple
8588863 Boat symbol of life and the sun, Philae temple by Egyptian; Philae, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae, the cult of Isis Boat symbol of life and the sun); © Jean Bernard

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Interior of the Philae Temple (photo)

Interior of the Philae Temple (photo)
8588685 Interior of the Philae Temple (photo) by Egyptian; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae, the cult of Isis Interior); © Jean Bernard. All rights reserved 2023

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Main facade of the Temple and colonnade on the right, Philae

Main facade of the Temple and colonnade on the right, Philae
8588648 Main facade of the Temple and colonnade on the right, Philae by Egyptian; Philae, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Beetle, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor

Beetle, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor
8587540 Beetle, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Detail of the columns of the Temple of Horus, Edfu

Detail of the columns of the Temple of Horus, Edfu
8587514 Detail of the columns of the Temple of Horus, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Edfu)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Beetle in the center of Udjat's eyes, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor

Beetle in the center of Udjat's eyes, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor
8587388 Beetle in the center of Udjat's eyes, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Horus, Horus Temple, Edfu (sculpture)

Horus, Horus Temple, Edfu (sculpture)
8587156 Horus, Horus Temple, Edfu (sculpture) by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Edfu, city located on the left bank of the Nile between Aswan and Luxor Temple of Edfu)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: The great temple of Abu Simbel

The great temple of Abu Simbel
8586916 The great temple of Abu Simbel by Egyptian; The Great Temple, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt.Abu Simbel temple)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: The great temple of Abu Simbel, 19th dynasty

The great temple of Abu Simbel, 19th dynasty
8586788 The great temple of Abu Simbel, 19th dynasty by Egyptian; The Great Temple, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt.Abu Simbel temple)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: The great temple of Abu Simbel, 19th dynasty (relief)

The great temple of Abu Simbel, 19th dynasty (relief)
8586716 The great temple of Abu Simbel, 19th dynasty (relief) by Egyptian 19th Dynasty (c.1292-1187 BC); (add.info.: Egypt.Abu Simbel temple)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Edfu, a city in Upper Egypt

Edfu, a city in Upper Egypt
8586687 Edfu, a city in Upper Egypt by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt Edfu, a city in Upper Egypt housing the Temple of Horus.); © Jean Bernard

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Abu Simbel Temple, Sekhmet (fresco)

Abu Simbel Temple, Sekhmet (fresco)
8586638 Abu Simbel Temple, Sekhmet (fresco) by Egyptian; The Great Temple, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt.Abu Simbel temple)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Relief. Abu Simbel temple

Relief. Abu Simbel temple
8586452 Relief. Abu Simbel temple by Egyptian 19th Dynasty (c.1292-1187 BC); (add.info.: Egypt.Abu Simbel temple. 2 temples built by Ramses II (XIX dynasty)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: The Peristyle Court, Temple of Horus, Edfu

The Peristyle Court, Temple of Horus, Edfu
8586436 The Peristyle Court, Temple of Horus, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt Edfu, a city in Upper Egypt housing the Temple of Horus. Built from 237 to 57 BC)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Horus, Kom Ombo Temple (relief)

Horus, Kom Ombo Temple (relief)
8588570 Horus, Kom Ombo Temple (relief) by Egyptian; Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Kom Ombo Temple, between Luxor and Aswan Horus)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Sobek, Kom Ombo Temple (relief)

Sobek, Kom Ombo Temple (relief)
8588507 Sobek, Kom Ombo Temple (relief) by Egyptian; Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Kom Ombo Temple, between Luxor and Aswan Sobek, son of the goddess Neith)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Overlapping lintels, Philae Temple

Overlapping lintels, Philae Temple
8587886 Overlapping lintels, Philae Temple by Egyptian; Philae, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae, the cult of Isis Overlapping lintels); © Jean Bernard. All rights reserved 2023

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: The ram representing the Pharaoh, temple of Horus, Edfu

The ram representing the Pharaoh, temple of Horus, Edfu
8587802 The ram representing the Pharaoh, temple of Horus, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Horus with the Wrecked Crown, Temple of Horus in Edfu

Horus with the Wrecked Crown, Temple of Horus in Edfu
8587685 Horus with the Wrecked Crown, Temple of Horus in Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Sphinx of Queen Hatshepsut XVIII Dynasty (sculpture)

Sphinx of Queen Hatshepsut XVIII Dynasty (sculpture)
8586250 Sphinx of Queen Hatshepsut XVIII Dynasty (sculpture) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC); Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt, Cairo)

Background imageAfrica African African Collection: Mariette statue, 1904 (bronze)

Mariette statue, 1904 (bronze)
8586230 Mariette statue, 1904 (bronze) by Puech, Denys (1854-1942); Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; (add.info.: Statue of Auguste Edouard Mariette 1821-1881. Founder of Egyptology)



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Exploring the Rich Heritage of Africa: Captivating glimpses into African culture and history through stunning black-and-white photographs. From Mr Smeedon's Villa to Djenan-el-Mufti, Algiers, immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of these iconic landmarks. The entrance to Mr Smeedon's Villa invites you into a world where time stands still, while El Bardo captivates with its timeless charm. Discover the hidden treasures of Algeria as you wander through El Bardo, an ancient city steeped in history. Marvel at the intricate details of the loggia at Mr Smeedon's Villa and be transported back in time. Djenan-el-Mufti mesmerizes with its fountain court, a tranquil oasis amidst bustling Algiers. Delve deeper into Africa's past as you encounter artifacts like the Shawabty Box of Ditamenpaankh, a testament to ancient craftsmanship. And witness the dramatic scene depicted in 'The Submersion of Pharaoh's Army in the Red Sea, ' an awe-inspiring woodcut that brings history alive before your eyes. Join us on this captivating journey through Africa - where every photo tells a story and every moment is filled with wonder.