Framing and claiming Egyptian antiquity: Cécile's engraved frontispiece to Description de l'Égypte, vol. 1: Antiquités: Planches (Paris, 1809). The landscape shows no sign of Cairo, Islamic monuments, or modern inhabitants.

From Whose pharaohs?: archaeology, museums, and Egyptian national identity from Napoleon to World War I by Donald Malcolm Reid

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  • Middle Eastern: 632-1918
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  • Figure 1. Framing and claiming Egyptian antiquity: Cécile's engraved frontispiece to Description de l'Égypte, vol. 1: Antiquités: Planches (Paris, 1809). The landscape shows no sign of Cairo, Islamic monuments, or modern inhabitants.