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Tombs of the Caliphs--Descendants of the Ancient Pharaohs
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Tombs of the Caliphs--Descendants of the Ancient Pharaohs
Tombs of the Caliphs--Descendants of the Ancient Pharaohs [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Tombs Of The Caliphs
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Exodus, xiv:23.)--Here we have a view of the Tombs of the Caliphs, built in the time of the Mameluke princes. These tombs extend along the east side of the city of Cairo. Each formerly had an endowment and a staff of sheiks and attendants who lived near them. About the beginning of the present century the properties belonging to these tombs were confiscated, while the families who made their means of subsistence attending to them were left without employment. This picture helps us to see the tombs, as they look in modern times, of the Caliphs, who, in the respect that they were rulers in Egypt for a time, were the descendants of the ancient Pharaohs. These tombs are now falling into decay, and the attendants who once kept them continue to live among their ruins and beg travelers for backsheesh." See 5326BAI/LVi52CAJS (Voyager # 361066)
View of the city of Cairo and the Tombs of the Caliphs. Small wooden/reed buildings are interspersed among the tombs
CAJS Image Collection LVi BAI 5134 LVi52CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries