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The Oum Kalthoum museum in Cairo features several photo collages from her life - some from childhood, some from later in life.
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3/5/17
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One of the fun things to do when you visit Gharb Sahel, the Nubian village near Aswan, is to hold a baby crocodile. Here are members of our group doing exactly that.
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3/4/17
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The Egyptian goddess Sekhmet was often depicted with the head of a lioness. Here's an image of her at the temple in Kom Ombo, Egypt.
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At the Kom Ombo temple in Egypt, there is a model Nubian village adjacent to the temple area. One of the attractions is that of animals - goats and donkeys, to be precise. Here Sahra C Kent enjoys saying hi to an adorable baby goat and a donkey.
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3/2/17
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These dancers appear on the west wall of the Luxor temple. If you look left to right, you'll see that each image is bending back a little further. Think of these as individual frames in a movie, showing the motion of doing a backbend into a yoga wheel pose, or maybe doing the first half of a back handspring.

The context is that of a joyous religious celebration, the festival where the god and goddess are united for conjugal fun. This dance, though, is not considered a ritual religious dance (although those did exist in ancient Egypt). Think of it as being something like the joyful dancing you might see at a Christmas party. The actual festival has a religious foundation, but has celebration aspects that aren't liturgical.
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Ouds and tablas for sale at a shop on Mohamed Ali Street in Cairo , #Egypt .
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There's a covered street in Cairo which is known as Khyamiyya, or, The Tentmakers. Tent work is a needle art that involves using colorful applique to make beautiful, intricate designs. After I bought some fabulous pieces from one of the vendors, he gave me permission to take a couple of photos in his shop. Here they are. This is ALL done through applique technique.
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2/25/17
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