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Item ID: 163405  

Egypt Old Art Postcard SPHINX PYRAMIDS GIZA Sphynx Pyramides Prayer Camels Rest

Vintage Old Colour Art Artist Drawn Picture Postcard, Camel, Sphynx et Pyramides. Native Bedouin Beduin Prayer, Camels Resting. Ethnic Life. / The great Pyramid of Giza built by Cheops 2900 B.C. & the Sphinx, reckoned amongst the greatest wonders of the world. The Sphinx was shaped from a mass of rock in the time of King Khephren (IV Dynasty 2850 B.C.), & represents the head of the King with the body of a lion. It was disfigured by a fanatical Sheikh in 1380 A.D.

Publisher: The Cairo Postcard Trust
Series No: 47
Faults: Marks & spots on back
Background: Giza (Arabic, الجيزة, transliterated al-ǧīzah; pronounced in the Egyptian Arabic dialect of Cairo al-Gīza; also sometimes rendered in English as Gizeh, Ghizeh, or Geezeh) is a town in Egypt on the left bank of the Nile river, across from the old city of Cairo, and now part of the greater Cairo metropolis. It is the capital of Al Jizah governorate, and is located in the northeast of this governorate, near its border.


Egypt Old Art Postcard SPHINX PYRAMIDS GIZA Sphynx Pyramides Prayer Camels Rest

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