Egypt a Perspective
Index Egypt a Perspective
Cairo Spice Market
Saqqara from from cultivation
Giza from nearby village
Beautiful scene on side road
Mudbrick and Straw houses
Nile village scene
Luxor field from balloon
Rx at Kom Ombo
Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis
Desert golf course
Ancient grinding wheel
Boat in desert Oasis
Nubian museum Aswan
Sugar cane factory
Aswan at night
Hathor column at Denderah
High relief at Denderah
Horus of Edfu
Granite columns at Bubastis
What is Egypt?
This is a very profound question. The very name conjures up, mummies, pyramids,
sphinxes and temples. The Ancient Egyptians are so far away from us in time
that Caesar is closer to us than to the time of Great Pyramids at Giza.
Most of this once great civilization has all but vanished. But so astonishing
were their achievements that even today they dwarf all early civilizations
in architecture and sheer scale of their constructions. But their achievements
goes way beyond the pyramids. The Greeks tell us that much of their knowledge
of medicine, mathematics, geometry, pharmacology and so many other fields
came from the Ancients Egyptians. Recent archeological evidence suggest
that the Ancient Egyptians developed writing before the Sumarians, c. 3200
BCE. So Egypt has played pivotal role in human civilization. From the monuments
we see can that the Ancient Egyptians were a deeply spiritual people, that
they loved life so much, they wanted it to continue for eternity.
To me Ancient Egypt represents the infinite potential of human civilization. How could such an ancient people build such wonders? All later civilizations, including the Greeks and Romans, admired Egypt's great achievements. The Greeks had many very large temples built to worship their gods during the Ptolemeic Period (332BCE to 30BCE).
Here I present some photographs taken all over Egypt. It is such a vast and ancient land that no set of images can surely convey the beauty of the country. I have tried to capture some 'typical' scenes of daily life, its geography, and some hard to reach ancients sites, in effect to try and convey a better perspective of this Egypt.