• 1. Alexandria’s Eastern Harbor.  The Mameluke fortress of Quait Bey stands on the spot once crowned by the Pharos, Alexandria’s famed lighthouse.1. Alexandria’s Eastern Harbor. The Mameluke fortress of Quait Bey stands on the spot once crowned by the Pharos, Alexandria’s famed lighthouse.
  • 2. Two men staring at the Mediterranean’s waves in Aboukir.2. Two men staring at the Mediterranean’s waves in Aboukir.
  • 3. The Sphinx with Cheops’ and Khefren’s pyramids as background.3. The Sphinx with Cheops’ and Khefren’s pyramids as background.
  • 4. Camel rider in front of Cheops’ pyramid on the Giza plateau.  The largest of pyramids, it dates to 2,500 BC.4. Camel rider in front of Cheops’ pyramid on the Giza plateau. The largest of pyramids, it dates to 2,500 BC.
  • 5. Djoser’s step pyramid complex, in Saqqara, is the oldest in the Cairo region, dating to 2,650 BC.5. Djoser’s step pyramid complex, in Saqqara, is the oldest in the Cairo region, dating to 2,650 BC.
  • 6. Despite heavy pollution, Cairo is beautiful at dawn.  View from Giza, across the Nile, toward Gezira Island.6. Despite heavy pollution, Cairo is beautiful at dawn. View from Giza, across the Nile, toward Gezira Island.
  • 7. Khedive Mohamed Aly’s mosque tops the Citadel and towers over Cairo7. Khedive Mohamed Aly’s mosque tops the Citadel and towers over Cairo
  • 8. Sunset in Old Cairo through the minarets of Sultan Hassan and the Rifai mosque8. Sunset in Old Cairo through the minarets of Sultan Hassan and the Rifai mosque
  • 9. Blood red blooms cover the trees lining the Nile Corniche.  In Egypt Royal Poinsiana trees are called “flamboyants.”9. Blood red blooms cover the trees lining the Nile Corniche. In Egypt Royal Poinsiana trees are called “flamboyants.”
  • 10. Coptic church in Maadi10. Coptic church in Maadi
  • 11. The walled compound of Coptic St. Antonius’ monastery in Wadi Arab11. The walled compound of Coptic St. Antonius’ monastery in Wadi Arab
  • 12. The original portion of St. Antonius’ monastery was fortified12. The original portion of St. Antonius’ monastery was fortified
  • 13. Lanteen masted feluccas ply the Nile above Cairo13. Lanteen masted feluccas ply the Nile above Cairo
  • 14. Pigeon lofts are the masterpieces of village architecture14. Pigeon lofts are the masterpieces of village architecture
  • 15. Men sunning themselves15. Men sunning themselves
  • 16. Woman with a small cabbage on her way to market, Aboukir16. Woman with a small cabbage on her way to market, Aboukir
  • 17. Fellah in Nile Valley17. Fellah in Nile Valley
  • 18. Village woman Nile valley18. Village woman Nile valley
  • 19. Typical entrance to family farm compound, Fayoum Oasis19. Typical entrance to family farm compound, Fayoum Oasis
  • 20. Man in Old Cairo20. Man in Old Cairo
  • 21. Group of Nubian women, Aswan21. Group of Nubian women, Aswan
  • 22. Silhouette of man on donkey at dawn, Kom Ombo22. Silhouette of man on donkey at dawn, Kom Ombo
  • 23. The Agha Khan’s mausoleum in a sandstorm, Aswan23. The Agha Khan’s mausoleum in a sandstorm, Aswan
  • 24. At sunset, women stroll down banks of the Nile to refill their heavy clay jugs.24. At sunset, women stroll down banks of the Nile to refill their heavy clay jugs.
  • 25. Guards gather for a smoke in front of a temple, Luxor25. Guards gather for a smoke in front of a temple, Luxor
  • 26. This Ptolemaic bas-relief shows the pharaoh being inducted into the pantheon of the gods, Kom Ombo26. This Ptolemaic bas-relief shows the pharaoh being inducted into the pantheon of the gods, Kom Ombo
  • 27. The Ptolemaic temple of Edfu was dedicated to the worship of Horus, the falcon god.27. The Ptolemaic temple of Edfu was dedicated to the worship of Horus, the falcon god.
  • 28. Anubis, the jackal-headed god, carved in pink granite, Memphis28. Anubis, the jackal-headed god, carved in pink granite, Memphis
  • 29. Orange peddler29. Orange peddler
  • 30. At a lock on the Nile, a snake charmer displays some very limp “cobras.”30. At a lock on the Nile, a snake charmer displays some very limp “cobras.”
  • 31. This defaced statue, with its cartouche altered, is probably Tutankhamon.  Temple of Karnak, Louxor31. This defaced statue, with its cartouche altered, is probably Tutankhamon. Temple of Karnak, Louxor
  • 32. The great temple of Luxor with its lotiform columns32. The great temple of Luxor with its lotiform columns
  • 33. The great temple of Deir el Bahri dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s only female pharaoh. Luxor33. The great temple of Deir el Bahri dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s only female pharaoh. Luxor
  • 34. A young pharaoh is welcomed by the gods in this mural, Valley of the Queens, Luxor34. A young pharaoh is welcomed by the gods in this mural, Valley of the Queens, Luxor
  • 35. Two halves of Nut, goddess of the night, envelop the celiling of Ramses VI’s tomb, Luxor35. Two halves of Nut, goddess of the night, envelop the celiling of Ramses VI’s tomb, Luxor
  • 36. Scenes from the “Book of the Dead” decorate Ramses III’s tomb, Luxor36. Scenes from the “Book of the Dead” decorate Ramses III’s tomb, Luxor
  • 37. Professional mourners or weepers depicted in the tomb of Ramose, Tomb of the Nobles area, Luxor37. Professional mourners or weepers depicted in the tomb of Ramose, Tomb of the Nobles area, Luxor
  • 38. The familiar face of Ramses II in the temple to Seti I, Abydos38. The familiar face of Ramses II in the temple to Seti I, Abydos
  • 39. Cow-eared Hathor, late incarnation of the goddess Isis.  Ptolemaic statue from the Kom el Shougafah catacombs, Alexandria.39. Cow-eared Hathor, late incarnation of the goddess Isis. Ptolemaic statue from the Kom el Shougafah catacombs, Alexandria.