Zangaki brothers of Egypt

   C. and G. Zangaki were two Greek brothers who were active photographers in Egypt from the 1870s to 1890s.

Apart from that, little information about them survives (even their first names are disputed).

Produced mainly as souvenirs for European tourists, their photos recorded ancient Egyptian ruins and the bustling modern cities of Cairo and Port Said, as well as posed “types” of various Egyptian peoples.

The Great Sphinx of Giza.

Two Arab women.

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

Nubian man.

Young boy with donkey.

Bicharin soldier on a camel.

Men at the entrance to the Great Pyramid of Giza.

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

The mummy of Ramesses II, who reigned 1279-1213 BCE.

Bicharin woman.

Arabic professor, Cairo.

Bicharin man.

Turkish dancer.

Vendors in a bazaar.


Obelisk of Heliopolis.

Tourist and guides with camel.

Students in the Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo.

A ship in the Suez Canal.

River view, Alexandria.

Bicharin men on camels.

Palm grove near the pyramids.

Turkish woman on couch.

Caravan passing a dredging barge.

Camel riders near the pyramids.

Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqar.

Flooded banks of the Nile.

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