Egypt by The Zangaki Brothers (1870-1890)

Greek  brothers C. and G. Zangaki photographed scenes of Egypt from the 1870s to 1890s to tell as  souvenirs to European tourists.

Arab with Three Wives and Two Servants

Arab with Three Wives and Two Servants

 

The Zangaki brothers occasionally worked with the Port Said photographer, Hippolyte Arnoux.

Many of the Zangaki photographs are signed with a brother’s initial and/or a place of business, e.g., “C. Zangaki” or “Zangaki, Cairo”. The Zangaki brothers traveled along the Nile accompanied with a horse-drawn darkroom wagon to document the Egyptian scenery and events. Images included views of the pyramids, e.g., Cheops or the Sphinx and the cities, e.g., Suez or Alexandria, as well of Egyptians going about their daily lives, e.g., a teacher and pupils, men by the Nile, or women at home.

 

The Great Sphinx of Giza.

The Great Sphinx of Giza.

Egypt statue

Zangaki brothers of Egypt

European tourists

Turkish woman on couch.

A Bicharin soldier. The Bicharin are a tribe of the Beja nomadic ethnic group that live in southern Egypt and Sudan.

A Bicharin soldier. The Bicharin are a tribe of the Beja nomadic ethnic group that live in southern Egypt and Sudan.

European tourists and local guides climb one of the pyramids at Giza.

European tourists and local guides climb one of the pyramids at Giza.

Nubian

 

Arabic professor, Cairo.

Arabic professor, Cairo.

Bicharin soldier on a camel.

Bicharin soldier on a camel.

Men at the entrance to the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Men at the entrance to the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The mummy of Seti I, who reigned around 1290-1279 BCE.

The mummy of Seti I, who reigned around 1290-1279 BCE.

Bicharin woman.

Bicharin woman.

Bicharin man.

Bicharin man.

Turkish dancer.

Turkish dancer.

Vendors in a bazaar.

Vendors in a bazaar.

Barber

Barber

Obelisk of Heliopolis.

Obelisk of Heliopolis.

Tourist and guides with camel.

Tourist and guides with camel.

Students in the Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo.

Students in the Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo.

A ship in the Suez Canal.

A ship in the Suez Canal.

Alexandria

Alexandria

Bicharin men on camels.

Bicharin men on camels.

pyramids egypt 1980s Caravan passing a dredging barge. Camel riders near the pyramids.

Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqar.

Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqar.

 

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