EgyptMemory Offers More Than 2000 Free High Quality Egyptian Heritage Images Online
For over five thousand years, from the dawn of the pharaohs to the modern era, Egyptian culture is one of the world’s richest -if not the richest – with historical wonders, which made it the touristic destination to millions of tourists every year.
Even though the web is full of images about Egypt, the recent announcement of “Egypt Memory”, an Egyptian Heritage Online Shop of offering more than 2,000 free images, would provide the web venue for those who seek high quality and professional images that are hard to find elsewhere.
Egypt Memory is a result of a joint collaboration between Egyptian Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT) of Alexandria Bibliotheca and with IBM ( which provided the grant and the technical expertise) .
“Egypt Memory” online shop includes complementary high-resolution images that cover all the Egyptian culture throughout different eras: Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic. Though I hope they can add more detailed categories and tags such as artifacts, people, and places. The website also shows different CULTNAT project publications such as the Atlas of Archeological Sites, Guide to the Plants of Ancient Egypt, Encyclopedia of Great Arab Music Figures, Thesaurus of Egyptian Folklore, and many other publications. The free images available on the web site are periodically updated and can be easily saved and used without any restrictions.
Besides images, the website offers shopping for books, CD’s and DVDs, Maps and Atlases, Postcards and Gift items.
The content of Egypt Memory online shop supports three languages (English, Arabic and French.)
The site provides several delivery and payment methods where users can choose between downloading their purchases electronically or through shipment. Users also have the choice to do their payments through bank transfers, credit cards, or upon cash on delivery (to Egyptian residents.)
Eternal Egypt has high-resolution images, three-dimensional reconstructions of Egyptian monuments and antiquities, as well as virtually-reconstructed environments, panoramic images, and panoramic views of present-day Egypt captured by robotic cameras located from the top of Karnak Temple to the streets of Old Cairo. It also has an Interactive map and timeline that guides Eternal Egypt visitors through Egypt’s cultural heritage, while a “context navigator” presents the complex relationships between objects, places and personalities of Egypt’s past in a unique, web-like display. It also uses IBM’s Text-to-Speech technology which generates spoken audio versions of any textual content in English, French, or Arabic
Eternal Egypt is also accessible by handheld digital guides in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, by cell phone for visitors to the pyramids at Giza or the Luxor Temple in Upper Egypt.
Allot of effort has been put into these 2 projects, at cost of a couple of millions of dollars, thanks to IBM’s grant.