Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
Download Folder

0 items

Page 52
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. Page 52. 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/70.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880.. (1870). Page 52. Scenes from the Middle East. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/70

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Holland, Frederick Whitmore, 1837-1880., Page 52, 1870, Scenes from the Middle East, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 19, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll11/item/70.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Item Description
Title Page 52
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 spanned by two bridges leading from the enclosure. A few projecting stones PT nil formin- the segment of an arch, had led Dr. Robinson to M*-S °a bridge formerly connected it with Mount Zion; but t remained for Captain Warren to discover, by sinking shafts, not only the piers of the bridge, but even the arch itself lying m rums upon a pavement forty feet below the surface, just as it had fallen. On breakmg through this pavement, and digging down through thirty^ feet more of dSria he came to a channel cut in the rock m the bed of the valley, and in this channel there actually lay the ruins of a still older arch On the south of the city Captain Warren has uncovered the walls and towers of the ancient suburb of Ophel, and discovered subterranean passages for supplying it with water in time of siege. He has also traced down the walls at the south-east and south-west corners of the Haram Area to a depth of more than seventy feet, and has discovered at the bottom the rude letters, or masons' marks, which were painted upon the stones by the Phoenician workmen whom King Solomon hired from Hiram to build the Temple. It has also been proved, by other excavations, that the Kidron Valley was formerly far deeper and more precipitous than it is at present; the existence of a valley, 120 feet deep, has been shown, lying immediately to the north of the Haram Area; and many plans have been made of the ancient reservoirs and channels by which the city was supplied with Avater. Thus the Palestine Exploration Eund is gradually bringing to view the buried city, which far exceeds in interest the modern city that has risen up upon its ruins: we are recovering the knowledge of the very streets which were trodden by our Saviour, perhaps even by David and the early Kings of Judah; and if the excavations can be continued, there is little doubt that in a few years we shall be enabled to fix with certainty the exact site of the Temple and walls of ancient Jerusalem, and thus throw a fresh flood of light upon the sacred history of the past. LONDON ; PRINTED BY JAS. TRUSCOTT & SON, SUFFOLK-LAKE, E.C.
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.
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
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
Use and Reproduction This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please use the citation button above. To request higher resolution images, please use the Request High Res button above.
File name meast_201009_086.jpg
Page Sequence Number S062