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From July 2004 to July 2005, I lived in the City Victorious, The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

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From July 2004 to July 2005, I lived in the City Victorious, The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

The photographs that follow are traces of a love story, of my enchantment by Cairo and by Egypt and by the Cairenes and other Egyptians who welcomed me.


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The American University in Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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AUC The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

AUC, main campus


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AUC Campus The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Greek Campus, AUC The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Garden City The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

This neighborhood, a short walk from AUC and a block from the Nile, was my Cairo home.


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Garden City The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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19, Gamal el Din Abou el Mohassen The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Flat 34 The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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West Bank, Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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From al Aqsunqur The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

(the Blue Mosque), Cairo


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Cairo, from Al-Azhar Park The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Giza from Downtown The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Khufu (Cheops), from El Giza The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Giza The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Just south of Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Looking North, towards Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Near Dashur The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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West Bank, The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Luxor


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The Nile at dusk at Luxor The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Cairo Intersection The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Shari’a Mahmoud The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Khan al-Khalili The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Midan The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

al-Husain


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Al Ghouri Mosque-Madrassa The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Shari’a Al Muizz el Din Allah


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Near Khan al Khalili The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Near Khan al Khalili The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Bab Zuweyla The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Near Bab Zuweyla, Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Shopping, Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Near Bab Zuweyla, Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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The Gift The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

of

Water


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Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Khan al-Khalili The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Bab Zuweyla, Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Bab Zuweyla,

Cairo


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Bab Zuweyla, Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Street of the Tentmakers, Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Street of the The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Tentmakers


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Islamic Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Hanging Church, The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Coptic Cairo


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Hanging Church The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Mashribeyya, Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Islamic Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Wikla, Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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From Ibn Tulun, The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Cairo


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From Ibn Tulun, The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Cairo


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Apartment Buildings, The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Cairo


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Selling Bread The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Muhammad, The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

the Greengrocer,

Garden City


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Men at Prayer, from the Gaier-Anderson House The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Muwlid, Near Sultan Hassan, Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Maqqatam The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Maqqatam The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Manial Palace, Rhoda, Cairo The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Ain Sukna, Red Sea The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Sharm el Sheik The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Sharm el Sheik The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Mersa Metruh The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Mersa Metruh The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Lake at Siwa The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Shali, Siwah The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Siwah The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Shali, Siwa The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Houses in Shali, Siwa The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Siwa Town The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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El Nil, Aswan The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Capt. Cook The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Captain Cook


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Captain Cook Prepares a Feast The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Aswan The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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El Nil at Aswan The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Elephantine Island, The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

At Aswan


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Coptic Cathedral, The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Aswan


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Nubian The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Village


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Nubian The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Village


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Tombs of the Nobles, The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

West Bank, Aswan


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Entryway, The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Tomb of Noble,

Aswan


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Interior, The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Tomb of Noble, Aswan


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Corniche al Nil, Luxor The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Mt. Sinai The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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St. Katherine’s The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

Monastery,

Sinai


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The Burning Bush The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Library, The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.

St. Katherine’s,

Sinai


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Grant to St. Catherine’s Monastery The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Library at Alexandria The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Al Fishawi The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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Flametree, Garden City The Mother of the World, Al-Qahira, Cairo. On leave from my usual position at Augusta State University, I taught sociology and anthropology at the American University of Cairo.


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