Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

The New York Public Library has published a gallery of 9000 photographs and illustrations on the theme of the Middle East, made from the 17th to the 20th century. The monuments of ancient Egypt and the Biblical world often in the early photographs. French academic François Arago (1786-1853) mastered the new technology at that time in 1839 in order to "save time and effort and not to copy characters by hand, completely covering the historical monuments in Thebes, Memphis, Karnak and other places." The travelers brought with them equipment, cameras, chemicals and metal (and later glass) plate on the shores of the Mediterranean and photographed the famous kinds of places, before Western man known only by the artists. We offer you to see pictures of old Egypt.

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

In addition to pictures of works of pioneers such as Du Camp, Salzmann, Robertson and Furse, the collection includes works by tourists and travelers of the late 19th century. Below, you can see some pictures of Egypt 1870-1875 period. In the photo: Sphinx and the pyramids of Chephren and Mankaura, Giza. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Cairo, the citadel and the tombs of the Mamelukes. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Karnak, Temple of Tuthmosis III. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Thebes, the Ramesseum, the statue of Osiris. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Alexandria. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Tombs of the Caliphs, Lower Egypt. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

The Cairo Bridge Kasr al-Nil. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Old Cairo: Mosque of Sultan Hassan and the Citadel. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Cairo, Mukattam the mosque of al-Giyushi. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Pyramids of Giza and the tombs of Bedouins. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Pyramids of Giza. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

The road to Giza. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Cairo. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

The road to the pyramids of Giza. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Cairo: Fortress and Mosque Mohammed Ali Pasha. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Statue of Ramses II, Lower Egypt. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Pyramid of Saqqara. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Luxor temple, the statues of Ramses. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Luxor: colonnade. (NYPL Digital Gallery)

Pictures of old Egypt late 19th century

Karnak: The Great Temple and Holy Lake. (NYPL Digital Gallery)