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The history of Africa can only be written accurately if historians dare to associate it with the history of Egypt.
Egypt, located on the isthmus of Africa, is an perfect location to study the dynamics of the historical demographic development due to its unique geographical position and the well documented interactions with ancient civilisations in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Due to its rich natural resources and its strategic location at the crossroads of continents, the country has had strong, historically well-documented interactions with key cultural areas in Africa, Asia and Europe, ranging from international trade to foreign invasion and governance. Especially since the first millennium BC, an increasing number of migrants have lived and worked within Egypt's borders, and Egypt has been subject to an almost uninterrupted succession of foreign rule by Libyans, Assyrians, Cushites, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Turks and British.
The photo was taken at a market in Cairo in 1956 when photo journalist Peter Bock-Schroeder (1913-2001) reported during the Suez crisis from Israel, Jordan and Egypt
This first gelatin silver print from an edition of three is now available exclusively through the Bock-Schroeder Foundation
Unique: One of a kind piece, created by Peter Bock-Schroeder (1913-2001)
Limited edition: Original works created in limited edition, supervised by Jans Bock-Schroeder.
Made-to-order: A hand made print that is made-to-order.
They were not the pretty pictures of "willows by the river or beeches in the fog" that he was after, but rather the landscapes of a world violently "disturbed" by man.