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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1 - Page 98. 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/2304.

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Title Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1
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  • 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
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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 98 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. there is an inscription in Hebrew, connecting the tomb with the familv of R^; o . y l Dtni-Hezir, and the whole is supposed to date from the second or first century b.c The Tomb of 7 - excavated in the same manner as the Tomb of Absalom. It is about eio-htppn r< • . ^utten teet six inches square, and has on each face two whole and two half engaged Ionic columns T1 ne columns are surmounted by a cornice of purely Assyrian type, but the form of the volut uies, and the egg and dart moulding beneath, show that it was ornamented after the influence of R art had been felt in Palestine. Above the cornice rises a pyramid also cut out of 1 There is no visible entrance to the Tomb of Zechariah, but the base is hidden bv rul 1' 1 the door may possibly be concealed. Above these tombs, some distance up the slope of the Mount of Olives is sepulchral excavation in the soft chalk called the " Tombs of the Prophets." The entr by a hole in the ground, which gives access to a circular chamber having a round hole in th * roof, probably intended to admit light. Three passages connected by two semicircular galleries run off from the chamber, and there are a few smaller passages which lead tochaml containing two or three kokim each. Mons. Ganneau, whilst examining this curious crvot was fortunate enough to discover, under the stucco which covers the walls, a dozen or so Greek Christian inscriptions. The greater part are proper names. With the patronymic twice occurs the formula, " here lies," and " courage, no one is immortal." This crypt probably served as a cemetery to some one of the numerous monasteries founded quite early on the Mount of Olives. In the Kedron Valley, about half a mile below Bir Eyub, there is a remarkable tomb consisting of a vestibule, an antechamber, three tomb chambers with kokim, and a fourth apparently unfinished. The next extensive group of tombs is that in the lower part of the Valley of Hinnom. Many of these are highly interesting from the fact that they have been made or modified at a later elate than those on the north side of the city. Some of the roofs are dome-shaped and ornamented, and near the lower end of the series there are two recessed half domes cut in the rock, with stone benches running round them. Most of the entrances seem to have been closed by a stone door which turned on a socket hinge, and was fastened by bolts on the inside. Leaving the bed of the valley a little above Bir Eyub, and ascending by some rock- hewn steps, the first tomb worthy of notice is that called the " Apostles' Cave," from the tradition that eight of the twelve Apostles concealed themselves in it after the betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane (see page 114). Over the entrance is a frieze, ornamented with bunches of grapes, &c, in the same style as the fa$ade of the Tombs of the Kings. A little further on is the building known as " Aceldama" (see page no). It consists of a pointed arch, covering a deep chamber, one side of which is composed of rock with maso buttresses, the other of masonry. At the bottom are two caves or sepulchral chambers, * kokim and traces of steps which at one time must have led to the bottom. This is suppo. to be the " potter's field," or " field of blood," which the chief priests bought with the M thirl pieces of silver," the price of our Lord's betrayal. It may not be without interest to