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North African Collection

"Exploring the Rich Cultural Tapestry of North Africa" From ancient Coptic art to breathtaking landscapes

Background imageNorth African Collection: SAINT JOHN CLIMACUS (550-649). Abbot of Mount Sinai. St John Climacus at the top rung of his

SAINT JOHN CLIMACUS (550-649). Abbot of Mount Sinai. St John Climacus at the top rung of his Ladder of Heavenly Ascent. A late 12th century icon from Sinai

Background imageNorth African Collection: EGYPT: COPTIC ART: CHRIST and abbot Mena. Painting on wood, 7th century A. D

EGYPT: COPTIC ART: CHRIST and abbot Mena. Painting on wood, 7th century A. D
EGYPT: COPTIC ART: CHRIST and abbot Mena. Painting on wood, 7th century A.D

Background imageNorth African Collection: Bas-relief of the Goddess Sekhmet, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Bas-relief of the Goddess Sekhmet, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNorth African Collection: The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters. An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England)

The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters. An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England)
IMPERIALISM CARTOON, 1882. The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters. An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England) as the octopus of imperialism grabbing land on every continent

Background imageNorth African Collection: Goats on tree, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Goats on tree, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNorth African Collection: Goats on tree, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Goats on tree, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNorth African Collection: Morocco, Marrakech, Jardin Majorelle

Morocco, Marrakech, Jardin Majorelle

Background imageNorth African Collection: Mena House Hotel, Giza, Cairo, Egypt

Mena House Hotel, Giza, Cairo, Egypt

Background imageNorth African Collection: Statue of seated Ramses II, Court of Ramses II, Luxor Temple, Luxor, Thebes, UNESCO

Statue of seated Ramses II, Court of Ramses II, Luxor Temple, Luxor, Thebes, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNorth African Collection: Imlil valley and Toubkal mountains, High Atlas, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Imlil valley and Toubkal mountains, High Atlas, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNorth African Collection: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, View of all three Great Pyramids at sunset

Egypt, Cairo, Giza, View of all three Great Pyramids at sunset

Background imageNorth African Collection: EGYPTIAN TOMB PAINTING. Tomb of Anhurkhawi

EGYPTIAN TOMB PAINTING. Tomb of Anhurkhawi. Fresco of dead man standing before phoenix of Heliopolis. Ramessid period

Background imageNorth African Collection: Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt, Africa

Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt, Africa

Background imageNorth African Collection: Roman mosaic, Bardo museum, Tunis, Tunisia

Roman mosaic, Bardo museum, Tunis, Tunisia

Background imageNorth African Collection: Canopic shrine, Treasures of Tutankhamun, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Canopic shrine, Treasures of Tutankhamun, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Background imageNorth African Collection: Khan el-Khalili bazaar (Souk), Cairo, Egypt

Khan el-Khalili bazaar (Souk), Cairo, Egypt

Background imageNorth African Collection: Arabic style colorful wooden door, Fez, Morocco, North Africa

Arabic style colorful wooden door, Fez, Morocco, North Africa

Background imageNorth African Collection: Natural viagra & herbal remedies, Essaouira, Morocco

Natural viagra & herbal remedies, Essaouira, Morocco

Background imageNorth African Collection: Egypt, Upper Egypt, Aswan, View of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract hotel and swimming

Egypt, Upper Egypt, Aswan, View of Sofitel Legend Old Cataract hotel and swimming pool situated on the banks of the river Nile

Background imageNorth African Collection: Mosaic from the House of Amphitrite, Roman city Bulla Regia, Tunisia

Mosaic from the House of Amphitrite, Roman city Bulla Regia, Tunisia

Background imageNorth African Collection: Egypt, Luxor, View of Nile cruise boats infront of The Winter Palace Hotel

Egypt, Luxor, View of Nile cruise boats infront of The Winter Palace Hotel

Background imageNorth African Collection: Aerial view of Tangier, Morocco, from a Zeppelin, 1930 (1933)

Aerial view of Tangier, Morocco, from a Zeppelin, 1930 (1933). A photograph from Zeppelin-Weltfahrten, Vom ersten Luftschiff 1899 bis zu den Fahrten des LZ127 Graf Zeppelin 1932, Dresden, 1933

Background imageNorth African Collection: Queen Nefertari playing chess: fresco from the tomb of Nefertari, Thebes, 13th century B. C

Queen Nefertari playing chess: fresco from the tomb of Nefertari, Thebes, 13th century B. C
ANCIENT EGYPT: CHESS. Queen Nefertari playing chess: fresco from the tomb of Nefertari, Thebes, 13th century B.C

Background imageNorth African Collection: EGYPT: GODDESS BASTET. The Gayer-Anderson cat, representing the Egyptian goddess Bastet

EGYPT: GODDESS BASTET. The Gayer-Anderson cat, representing the Egyptian goddess Bastet. Bronze, after 30 B. C
EGYPT: GODDESS BASTET. The Gayer-Anderson cat, representing the Egyptian goddess Bastet. Bronze, after 30 B.C

Background imageNorth African Collection: Atlas Mountains behind Boumalne du Dades in the Dades Valley of Morocco, North Africa

Atlas Mountains behind Boumalne du Dades in the Dades Valley of Morocco, North Africa

Background imageNorth African Collection: Muslims at prayer, Algeria, 1920. Artist: Biskra Frechon

Muslims at prayer, Algeria, 1920. Artist: Biskra Frechon
Muslims at prayer, Algeria, 1920. A print from Customs of the World, Hutchinson and Company, 1920

Background imageNorth African Collection: Pyramids of Giza, Giza, Cairo, Egypt

Pyramids of Giza, Giza, Cairo, Egypt

Background imageNorth African Collection: Camels pass in front of the pyramids at Giza

Camels pass in front of the pyramids at Giza, Egypt

Background imageNorth African Collection: Firestorm (colour litho)

Firestorm (colour litho)
2778617 Firestorm (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Firestorm. Teams of Axis airplanes swoop down on the English motorized columns that attack in)

Background imageNorth African Collection: Street Merchant, 1888 (oil on canvas)

Street Merchant, 1888 (oil on canvas)
3076395 Street Merchant, 1888 (oil on canvas) by Deutsch, Ludwig (1855-1935); Private Collection; French, out of copyright

Background imageNorth African Collection: Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884. Creator: Frederick Arthur Bridgman

Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884. Creator: Frederick Arthur Bridgman
Cafe at Biskra, Algeria, 1884

Background imageNorth African Collection: Tunisia, Tunis, Bardo Museum, Roman-era mosaics

Tunisia, Tunis, Bardo Museum, Roman-era mosaics

Background imageNorth African Collection: Morocco, Casablanca skyline

Morocco, Casablanca skyline

Background imageNorth African Collection: Egypt, Luxor, Karnak Temple, Temple of Amun & Sacred Lake

Egypt, Luxor, Karnak Temple, Temple of Amun & Sacred Lake

Background imageNorth African Collection: Colossi of Memnon, UNESCO World Heritage Site, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt, North Africa

Colossi of Memnon, UNESCO World Heritage Site, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNorth African Collection: EGYPT: LUXOR TEMPLE. A man seated next to a statue of Ramesses II at the Luxor Temple

EGYPT: LUXOR TEMPLE. A man seated next to a statue of Ramesses II at the Luxor Temple. Stereograph, c1908

Background imageNorth African Collection: MOUNT SINAI: MONASTERY. Saint Catherines Monastery at Mount Sinai, Egypt

MOUNT SINAI: MONASTERY. Saint Catherines Monastery at Mount Sinai, Egypt. Lithograph by Louis Haghe, c1845, after a painting by David Roberts

Background imageNorth African Collection: The Harbour at dawn, Tangier, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

The Harbour at dawn, Tangier, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNorth African Collection: Bas-relief of Pharaoh Seti I on right with the Goddess Hathor on left, Temple of Seti I

Bas-relief of Pharaoh Seti I on right with the Goddess Hathor on left, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNorth African Collection: Hypostyle Hall, The Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramese II), Luxor, West Bank, Thebes

Hypostyle Hall, The Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramese II), Luxor, West Bank, Thebes, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNorth African Collection: Egyptian queen. Painted limestone head, 18th Dynasty

Egyptian queen. Painted limestone head, 18th Dynasty
EGYPT: NEFERTITI. Egyptian queen. Painted limestone head, 18th Dynasty

Background imageNorth African Collection: PTOLEMY (2nd CENTURY A. D. ). Alexandrian astronomer, mathematician and geographer

PTOLEMY (2nd CENTURY A. D. ). Alexandrian astronomer, mathematician and geographer: colored line engraving, French
PTOLEMY (2nd CENTURY A.D.). Alexandrian astronomer, mathematician and geographer: colored line engraving, French, 1584

Background imageNorth African Collection: EGYPT: PYRAMIDS, 1670. Fanciful view of the Pyramids and Nile River in Egypt

EGYPT: PYRAMIDS, 1670. Fanciful view of the Pyramids and Nile River in Egypt. Line engraving, 19th century, after an illustration from a Dutch book on Africa by Olfert Dappers, 1670

Background imageNorth African Collection: CIRCUS POSTER, c1890. American circus poster, c1890, for Sells Brothers Circus

CIRCUS POSTER, c1890. American circus poster, c1890, for Sells Brothers Circus, featuring elephant races

Background imageNorth African Collection: PANC2A-00156

PANC2A-00156
Hannibal, the Carthaginian general who defeated the Roman army in 218. Hand-colored 17th-century engraving

Background imageNorth African Collection: She took then the little key, and opened the door, trembling

She took then the little key, and opened the door, trembling
3082142 She took then the little key, and opened the door, trembling, from The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, pub. 1933 (colour litho) by Rackham

Background imageNorth African Collection: Bas-relief of Pharaoh Seti I, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Bas-relief of Pharaoh Seti I, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNorth African Collection: The Sahara or, The Desert, 1867 (oil on canvas)

The Sahara or, The Desert, 1867 (oil on canvas)
XIR237960 The Sahara or, The Desert, 1867 (oil on canvas) by Guillaumet, Gustave (1840-87); 110x200 cm; Musee d Orsay, Paris, France; French, out of copyright




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"Exploring the Rich Cultural Tapestry of North Africa" From ancient Coptic art to breathtaking landscapes, North Africa is a treasure trove of history and natural wonders. In Egypt, the 7th-century painting on wood showcases the intricate beauty of Coptic art, depicting Christ and Abbot Mena with remarkable detail. Moving forward in time, we encounter Saint John Climacus at the top rung of his Ladder of Heavenly Ascent in a late 12th-century icon. This depiction highlights the spiritual significance that Mount Sinai held for this revered abbot. Venturing outside Egypt's borders, we find ourselves captivated by a bas-relief of the Goddess Sekhmet at the Temple of Seti I in Abydos. This awe-inspiring artwork serves as a testament to ancient Egyptian mythology and their reverence for powerful deities. Shifting gears to more contemporary imagery, an American cartoon from 1882 portrays England as an octopus-like figure symbolizing imperialism. The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters reminds us of historical tensions between nations and their quest for dominance across continents. Nature's marvels also grace this diverse region. Goats perched upon trees in Morocco showcase nature's ingenuity while adding charm to its picturesque landscapes. Meanwhile, Marrakech's Jardin Majorelle offers respite amidst vibrant flora and tranquil blue hues. For those seeking luxury accommodations with historical significance, Mena House Hotel stands tall against Giza's backdrop near Cairo. Its timeless elegance has welcomed guests since its inception. Egypt continues to mesmerize with statues like Ramses II seated proudly within Luxor Temple's Court—a testament to pharaohs' grandeur eternally preserved through stone craftsmanship. As day turns into dusk over Cairo's horizon, witnessing all three Great Pyramids basking in sunset hues becomes an unforgettable sight—an experience that connects us directly with ancient civilizations' architectural prowess.