A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Timeless Village Scene

In the midst of more violence in the region, and being tied up with other work for the afternoon, I thought I'd share this timeless scene in an Egyptian village, said to be from around 1940, though it could be almost anytime in the last thousand years or so. The man, the boy, the gamusa, the houses ... a little nostalgia at a rough moment in the region.

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