Image Archive and Research Platform for the Islamic, Ancient and Christian Orient

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Images of the Orient

Das Bild des Orients is a specialized analogue und digital image archive, offering a great variety of authentic images of the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Region for research, publication or private use. 

Strong fields are Islamic Architecture of the  Near East  (esp. Turkey, Syria, Israel/ Palestine, Yemen, Iran) as well as the Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia) and Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyztan, Tadzhikistan) from the beginning of the Islamic Period, i.e. from the 7th century until today. Historical buildings (mosques, madrasas etc.) in the old city of Cairo, Egypt are also well documented. 

The analogue archives contain 

  • More than 30.000 slides
  • Middle format slides (6x6 cm - Rollei SL 66)
  • Black and white prints 
  • Negatives
  • Historical Images - color and black/ white images from the 1950s and 1960s 


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