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The Egyptian Postcard Collection contains over 800 postcards (mostly from the late 19th and early 20th century) depicting Egypt. Common topics include the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Citadel, the Nile River, mosques, archaeological sites in Luxor, the Suez Canal, and scenes from cities and villages. Several cards have handwritten notes on them, many briefly describing travels in Egypt. A few postcards are satirical cartoons.

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Locations Archaeological Sites Religious Sites Other subjects
Cairo Pyramids of Giza Al-Azhar Mosque Women
Alexandria Great Sphinx Mosque of Muhammed Ali Rural Life
Suez Karnak Mosque of Ibn Tulun Clothing and dress
Suez Canal Luxor Temple Mosque of Qâ'it Bây Social life and customs
Luxor Temple of Edfu Mosque of Al-Hakim Feluccas
Aswan Temple of Hathor Mosque of Sultan Hasan Hotels
Port Said Temple of Seti I (Abydos) Mosque of Al-Maridani  
  Valley of the Kings Al-Rifa'i Mosque  
  Abu Simbel Mosque of Amr ibn al-As  
  Medinet Habu Barquq Mosque  
  Ramesseum Coptic Churches  
  Saqqarah City of the Dead  
  Philae    
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 
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