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Travelers in the Middle East Archive

focuses on Western interactions with the Middle East, particularly travels to Egypt during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It features texts (such as travel narratives), photos and images of Egypt, and maps of Egypt and Cyprus. More than 40 educational modules (many about Egypt) put materials in context and help students see how historical research is done. (TIMEA, Institute of Museum and Library Services)

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Interesting Fact:

The contemporary cultural, social, and geographic division of Egypt into Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt dates from before 3100 BCE, when Egypt was divided into two kingdoms. The Pharaoh Menes united the two kingdoms around 3100 BCE, and established a northern capital at Memphis and a southern one in Abydos. Although the nomenclature is confusing, Upper Egypt is the southern part of the country, whereas Lower Egypt is in the north.
The Great pyramid of Gizeh, a tomb of 5,000 years ago, from S.E. Egypt. Stereograph. NY: Underwood and Underwood, 1908.

The great pyramid of Gizeh

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