Travel Back to Victorian Egypt
These rare photos by the Zangaki brothers were once souvenirs for European tourists.
During the Victorian era, fascination with Egyptian antiquities was at an all time high. During the English occupation of Egypt, tourist from all over Europe would flock to the ancient city to see one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Two Greek brothers, C. and G. Zangaki, would capitalize on the boom the booming industry and produce souvenirs for European tourist photographing the ancient ruins, the bustling cities of Cairo and Port Said, as well as posed shots of Egyptian peoples.
Although little is know about the Zangaki brothers, their pictures serve as a reminder of an age of discovery and curiosity.
Portrait of two veiled women circa 1895. (Rijksmuseum/Europeana)
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