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North Africa Collection

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Medieval Europe at the start of the Crusades

Medieval Europe at the start of the Crusades
Map of Europe at the time of the First Crusade, 1097 AD. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Map of the Roman Empire

Map of the Roman Empire
Map showing the extent of the Roman Empire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur

Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur
Commodore Stephen Decaturs life saved in a shipboard battle off Algeria. Color lithograph

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Arab empire, mid-700s

Arab empire, mid-700s
Empire of the Arab Caliphs, middle of the 8th century. Printed color lithograph

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Pyramids along the Nile

Pyramids along the Nile
Pyramids at Gizeh, with dhows on the Nile River in Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Arabs fighting tigers in the desert

Arabs fighting tigers in the desert
Tigers attacking an Arab caravan in the desert. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Sun-god Ra on his daily journey, ancient Egypt

Sun-god Ra on his daily journey, ancient Egypt
Sun-god Ra embarking for his daily journey through Egypt. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of ancient Egyptian art

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Roman Empire, circa 200 AD

Roman Empire, circa 200 AD
Map of the Roman Empire in the third century. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Egyptian deities separating night and day

Egyptian deities separating night and day
Ancient Egyptian deities Shu separating Sibu and Nuit. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a painting on a mummy-case

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Pharos, the lighthouse of ancient Alexandria

Pharos, the lighthouse of ancient Alexandria
Harbor and lighthouse of ancient Alexandria, a great center of Hellenistic culture and trade. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: PSCI2A-00073

PSCI2A-00073
Greek astronomer Hipparchus mapping the stars over Alexandria, ancient Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Ancient Egyptian agriculture

Ancient Egyptian agriculture
Farmers plowing, sowing, and harvesting grain in ancient Egypt. Engraving with a watercolor wash

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Egyptian Book of the Dead

Egyptian Book of the Dead
Fragment of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Hand colored printed halftone reproduction of the document

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Great temple at Thebes, ancient Egypt

Great temple at Thebes, ancient Egypt
Great temple at Thebes in ancient Egypt, restored view. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Persian Empire about 500 BC

Persian Empire about 500 BC
Map of the Persian Empire under Darius I, with principal satrapies, about 500 BC. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Great temple at Karnak, site of Egyptian Thebes

Great temple at Karnak, site of Egyptian Thebes
Ruins of the great temple at Karnak, site of the city of Thebes in ancient Egypt. Color lithograph reproduction of an early 20th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: PANC2A-00156

PANC2A-00156
Hannibal, the Carthaginian general who defeated the Roman army in 218. Hand-colored 17th-century engraving

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Mosque in North Africa, 1800s

Mosque in North Africa, 1800s
Sanctuary of a Muslim mosque in North Africa, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Suez Canal under construction, 1869

Suez Canal under construction, 1869
Dredges beiginning to build the Suez Canal, 1869. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Map of ancient Egypt

Map of ancient Egypt. Printed color lithograph

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Arab on a camel

Arab on a camel
Arab traveling in the desert. Printed color halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Egyptian chariot

Egyptian chariot
Chariot drawn by a pair of horses in ancient Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Egyptian sandstorm destroys the army of Cambyses II

Egyptian sandstorm destroys the army of Cambyses II
Persian army of Cambyses II destroyed in a North African sandstorm after conquering the Nile valley, 522 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Gustav Dore illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Pharaoh and other ancient Egyptians

Pharaoh and other ancient Egyptians
Ancient Egyptian pharaoh with court officer and fan bearer: a judge: a guard: and neighboring tribesmen. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Silversmith in ancient Egypt

Silversmith in ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptian worker in silver. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Alexandria, Egypt, in the 1500s

Alexandria, Egypt, in the 1500s
Map of Alexandria, showing the lighthouse Pharos at the harbor entrance in the 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a medieval illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Rome and Carthage, 264 BC

Rome and Carthage, 264 BC
Territories of Rome and Carthage at the outset of the Punic Wars, 264 BC. Color lithograph

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Nile River sailboats approaching Tanis, ancient Egypt

Nile River sailboats approaching Tanis, ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptian boats on the Nile approaching the city of Tanis in the time of Moses. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics on an obelisk in Paris

Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics on an obelisk in Paris
Hieroglyphics on the ancient Egyptian obelisk from Luxor in the Place de la Concorde, Paris, presented to King Louis-Philippe in the 1800s. Digital photograph

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Roman defeat of the Carthaginians at Mylae, 260 BC

Roman defeat of the Carthaginians at Mylae, 260 BC
Roman naval victory over the Carthaginians at Mylae during the First Punic War, 260 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Sphinx and Pyramids of Gizeh, 1800s

Sphinx and Pyramids of Gizeh, 1800s
Great Pyramid and the Sphinx near Gizeh, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Hebrews enslaved in ancient Egypt

Hebrews enslaved in ancient Egypt
Jewish captives building pyramids in ancient Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Ancient Hebrews traveling into Egypt

Ancient Hebrews traveling into Egypt
Arrival of a Semitic family group in ancient Egypt. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a wall painting

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Pharaoh and servants, ancient Egypt

Pharaoh and servants, ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptian pharaoh, a woman with water jug, and a man carrying basket of fruit. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Apis, the sacred bull of ancient Egypt

Apis, the sacred bull of ancient Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an ancient bas-relief

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Queen of ancient Egypt and her attendants

Queen of ancient Egypt and her attendants
Ancient Egyptian queen and her attendants. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Destruction of Carthage by the Romans

Destruction of Carthage by the Romans
Carthage destroyed by the Roman army in the Third Punic War, 146 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Babylonia, Lydia, and Medea in ancient times

Babylonia, Lydia, and Medea in ancient times
Map of ancient Babylonia and of the kingdoms of Lydia and Medea, circa 550 BC. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Female pharaohs coronation in ancient Egypt

Female pharaohs coronation in ancient Egypt
Coronation of female pharaoh in ancient Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Slave workers in ancient Egypt

Slave workers in ancient Egypt
Slaves in ancient Egypt constructing public buildings. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Royal barge on the Nile in ancient Egypt

Royal barge on the Nile in ancient Egypt
Hunting party of an Egyptian princess in a barge on the Nile. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Alexandrian Library in ancient times

Alexandrian Library in ancient times
Scholars using the great library of Alexandria, Egypt, circa 300-200 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Elephants and chariots in a battle, Roman Empire

Elephants and chariots in a battle, Roman Empire
Military battle using armored elephants and chariots in the time of the Roman Empire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Fishing with nets in ancient Egypt

Fishing with nets in ancient Egypt
Fishermen using nets in ancient Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Bedouins

Bedouins
Bedouin father and his daughter. Hand-colored halftone ireproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: GMDE2A-00007

GMDE2A-00007
Bedouin messenger racing across the desert on a camel. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: GEUR2A-00059

GEUR2A-00059
Portuguese capture of Ceuta, a Moorish stronghold in Morocco, 1415. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNorth Africa Collection: Donkey-riders on their way to see the pyramids, 1800s

Donkey-riders on their way to see the pyramids, 1800s
Tourists riding unruly donkeys to a picnic at the pyramids, Egypt, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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