AUC Digitizes Historic Collection of 19th-Century Egypt

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|June 4, 2014|Anthropology and Sociology, Archival collections, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

The rare books library has digitized 101 photographs documenting 19th-century Egyptian culture and the history of travel in the Middle East. Commissioned by the Underwood & Underwood publishing company, the photographs offer a wide range of possibilities for online research and teaching in a diverse array of courses, from rhetoric to history and anthropology. More info on their website:

Photographic archive of expedition to Iraq 1919-1920

By Mary Fisk|March 25, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Archival collections, Art and Archaeology|0 comments

Photographs of James Breasted’s photographs documenting his journeys through the Near East in the period immediately following the First World War to record archaeological sites for the Oriental Institute (University of Chicago) have recently been added to the Oriental Institutes’s open-access photographic archive. Click here to go to the photographic archive page on the Oriental Institute’s website Clicking on the map allows you to select a site from those visited

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