Series - Records Relating to Egypt (Pyramids, Sphinx)

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Records Relating to Egypt (Pyramids, Sphinx)

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  • [pre-1943] (Creation)

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2.5 cm of graphic material and other material.

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Series consists of drawings of pyramids, notes, posters in preparation, and photographs (with the accompanying negatives) taken in Egypt of the Sphinx and the pyramids. Some of the diagrams of the pyramids include astronomical measurements. Cotsworth used these diagrams to illustrate how the Egyptians measured time. These diagrams were then included in pamphlets written by Cotsworth.

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Certain diagrams are written in French, German, and/or Spanish as well as in English.

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A specific date range for the records cannot be given since most of the records in this series are not dated.

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Oversize map of Nik River and oversize poster of Ra are located in flat storage.

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The physical extent does not include photographs and/or negatives.

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