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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1 - Page 129. 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/2336.

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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
Genre (AAT)
  • 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
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
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Title Page 129
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Transcript BETHLEHEM. 129 the Chapter Library. Two winding sets of stone steps on the north and south lead us down to the Chapel of the Nativity below. After passing several rock-hewn chambers we reach the hallowed spot. Very little of the original can be seen, as almost all is cased in marble; but just enough appears to show by the glimmering lamps that it is really an old cave. A silver star let into the pavement marks the birthplace; a marble trough represents the AN EXAMPLE OF A PEASANT'S HOME, WITH ITS MANGER, IN A VILLAGE OF PALESTINE. The raised dais is occupied by the family. The steps over the arch lead to a store-place for grain, &c.; dried fruits hang from the rafters. The rude recess on the left contains mattresses, cushions, and coverlets. manger—the original being said to be transferred to Sta. Maria Maggiore, in Rome; and the sides are hung with comparatively modern pictures. This grotto is common to all the sects. Adjacent is the Latin Chapel, with very old paintings; and passages lead to various caverns, the tombs of Eusebius, of Paula and Eustachia, the devout friends and companions of St. Jerome, but most interesting of all, the tomb of St. Jerome himself. From it is an opening to another rock-hewn chamber, which must ever have a fascination for the biblical 18