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N 10 B 489 C 0 E Jan 2, 2019 F Jan 5, 2019
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Sakkara (Arabic: سقارة‎), also spelled Saqqara is an ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis. The Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world-famous Step pyramid of Djoser, sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb.

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N 5 B 1.8K C 2 E Feb 26, 2014 F Feb 26, 2014
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I found this color tinted photo in a set off 12 postcards nicely preserved in a little folder and noted, "12 Postcards in colour from artistic photos published by Lehnert & Landrock, Cairo Series No 133." The company which was located on Kamel Street (between Shepheards and Continental) in Cairo offered a "big assortment of art plates of all sizes and in different finish from Egypt, Palestine, Algeria, and Italy." They even left their telephone number (#4323). Do you suppose they're still there?

The flooding of the Nile (Arabic: عيد وفاء النيل‎ "Festival of Fulfillment to the Nile") has been an important natural cycle in Egypt since ancient times. It is celebrated by Egyptians as an annual holiday for two weeks starting August 15, known as Wafaa El-Nil. It is also celebrated in the Coptic Church by ceremonially throwing a martyr's relic into the river, hence the name, Esba` al-shahīd ('The Martyr's Finger'). Ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile flooded every year because of Isis's tears of sorrow for her dead husband, Osiris. (text taken from Wikipedia)

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N 10 B 553 C 1 E Apr 9, 2019 F Apr 19, 2019
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Fishermen go about their daily chores near the Ataka fishing port located ner the southern boundary of the Suez Canal. Please do not use this image in any media without my permission. © All rights reserved.

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The Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief) is a processional route in the Old City of Jerusalem, believed to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to the Crucifixion. The winding route from the Antonia Fortress west to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre—a distance of about 2,000 feet—is a celebrated place of Christian pilgrimage. The current route has been established since the 18th century, replacing various earlier versions. It is today marked by nine Stations of the Cross; there have been fourteen stations since the late 15th century, with the remaining five stations being inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

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