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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. Page 48. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 11, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/26.

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Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. (1870). Page 48. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/26

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Title Page 48
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.
Publisher London: Printed by Jas. Truscott and Son, Suffolk Lane, City.
Date 1870
Description Sinai and Jerusalem; or, Scenes from Bible Lands: Illustrated by Twelve Colored Photographic Views, Including a Panorama of Jerusalem, With Descriptive Letterpress.
Caption JERUSALEM. the " Jaffa Gate" (17), because it leads to the road which runs to Jaffa, the nearest sea-port, and the ancient Joppa of the Bible. On the north stands the " Damascus Gate " (27), so called because the road which issues from it leads towards the city of that name. On the east is St. Stephen's Gate, near which is pointed out the traditional site of the scene of the death of the first martyr; and on the south, nearly opposite the tomb of David, is the " Zion Gate," which is chiefly used by the wretched lepers, whose huts are clustered together in an open space just within the Avails, for they are not permitted to live with the rest of the people. " He is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be" (Leviticus xiii. 46). The interior of the city is divided into four different quarters, the limits of which are marked by two streets: the one running north and south from the Damascus gate to a point a little to the east of the Zion Gate; the other crossing it at right angles, commencing from the Jaffa Gate. The streets are everyAvhere narrow, and wretchedly paved, if paved at all; but they are, on the whole, more regular than those of most eastern cities, especially the two which I have mentioned. The division of the city into quarters will help us to understand the position of the principal buildings. The Mohammedan quarter (26) occupies the north-east. Here, as in other parts, the city seems to have shrunk within its walls, and large spaces of waste ground are seen covered with the ruins of houses. The mosques are not worthy of notice, and the only building of any importance is the Pasha's residence, or Serai (19), a large straggling building, which adjoins the Haram Area. In the Christian quarter, which lies to the north-west, the most conspicuous building is the Latin Convent (24), which occupies almost the highest ground in the city. A little below it, to the south-east, is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (21), adjoining which is the Greek Convent (20). Earther still to the left, close by the Jaffa Gate, is the Castle of David (18), the ancient tower of Hippicus, described by Josephus; and the English Church (14), the foundation of which was laid by Bishop Alexander, in 1842. I need hardly say that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is one of the first places that the traveller visits on his arrival at Jerusalem. It is the
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Palestine -- Description and travel.
  • Sinai Peninsula -- Description and travel.
  • Jerusalem -- Description and travel.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Palestine
  • Sinai Peninsula
  • Jerusalem
Language English
Physical Description 52 p., ill., XII col. plates (1 fold.), 28 cm; Purple cloth stamped in black, gold, red and green. Bevelled edges. Edges gilt.
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Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b3601783~S11
Digital Collection Scenes from the Middle East
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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