New items in the Pre-Golden Era in Egypt Collection

I am truly proud to present these new items in the Bellydance museum. Three original antique, late 19th century photographs by Gabriel Lekegian, and one by Zangaki brothers! Truly beautiful, the prints are as large as A4. Also, I list the late 19th stereoscope I use for viewing stereoviews, and antique Egyptian finger cymbals from the period of WWI.

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All items in the collections are original, owned by Badriyah. The museum has more than 300 items, only a part is uploaded online.

New items will be published every month. Stay tuned! To understand the division of the categories, please read this article.


Discover antique newspapers, postcards, lithographs, and engravings depicting dancers from Egypt prior 1920.


Discover a collection of magazines, advertisements, postcards, movie programs, press photos, and lobby cards from Golden Era of bellydance in Egypt.

Browse a collection of newspapers, postcards, books, engravings, cartoons, and lobby cards of Western dancers and their versions of "oriental dance".


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In the neighborhood of the Dampoort Railway station 

Ghent, Belgium


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