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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1 - Page 72. 1881. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 24, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/2694/show/2277.

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Title Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Wilson, Charles William, Sir
Publisher D. Appleton and Company
Date 1881
Description Index: Introduction / by the Very Rev. Dean Stanley -- Jerusalem / by Col. Wilson -- Bethlehem and the north of Judaea / by the Rev. Canon Tristram -- The mountains of Judah and Ephraim / by Lieut. Conder -- Samaria and the Plain of Esdraelon / by Miss E. Rogers -- Esdraelon and Nazareth / by the Rev. Canon Tristram -- Galilee, Northern Galilee, Caesarea Philippi and the highlands of Galilee, Mount Hermon and its temples / by the Rev. Dr. S. Merrill -- Damascus / by the Rev. Dr. P. Schaff -- Palmyra, The Wady Barada, Ba'albek / by the Rev. S. Jessup.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Egypt
  • Palestine
  • Sinai Peninsula
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  • books
  • illustrations (layout features)
  • plates (illustrations)
  • maps (documents)
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location DS107 .W73 v. 1
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b1703789~S11
Digital Collection Exotic Impressions: Views of Foreign Lands
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Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript 72 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. relief. The western and northern sides of the Haram area are lined with cloisters but V. is nothing remarkable in their construction or appearance. The ceremonies connected with the Temple service required at all times an abund supply of water, and special arrangements had to be made for its storage. These arrange- ments consisted of a series of rock-hewn cisterns which were supplied with water by an aqueduct from Solomon's Pools, near Bethlehem, and were connected with each other by a network of conduits. There was also an overflow towards Siloam, possibly by the rock-hewn passages beneath the Triple Gate. The cisterns are amongst the most remarkable features of the Haram esh Sherif. They are from twenty-five to fifty feet in height, and vary considerably in capacity. One, in front of El Aksa, known as the " Great Sea," would hold two million gallons ; and the total number of gallons which could be stored probably exceeded twelve millions. Some of the cisterns have been formed by making small openings in the hard stratum of limestone which forms the natural surface of the ground, and then excavating large chambers in the soft under- robinson's arch, Jerusalem. j • stratum, the roof being Part of a bridge which crossed the Tyropoeon Valley, named after its discoverer, Dr. Robinson i supported in some places b) pillars of rock left for the purpose. Other cisterns are made by forming an open tank, anc