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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1 - Page 372. 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 23, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/2694/show/2582.

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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 372 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. at a height of more than one hundred feet above the water. The noise of the river below us, plunging along the bed of its strange channel, is almost deafening. About us flowers and creeping plants find nourishment in the seams of the rocks, and hide from view some of the most jagged points and roughest features of the chasm. I7rom the bridge it is possible to descend to the bed of the stream, but the effort is hazardous, and no special advantage is gained by it. Impracticable as it may appear, the regular road from this region and the north crosses this bridge, and leads thence to Jezzin and other places in the Lebanon. Along the face of these cliffs one notices many caverns that open deep into the mountain-side, and some of them are said to be in part artificial, and to have been the abode of robbers. Another fine natural bridge, though not equal to this in the scenery which surrounds it, exists near Afka, the ancient Aphek, in the Lebanon mountains ; and we ourselves have brought to light one east of the Jordan, in the Gilead hills, which spans a great wady, and is one hundred feet high and three hundred feet long. The journey from Hasbeiya to Rasheiya will occupy about six hours, although the distance in a straight line is not more than twelve el kuweh, the natural bridge over the litany. miles. In this case the most direct It is formed of a number of fallen rocks, which have left a passage of about one hundred • r *i i r\A feet in height for the stream below. TOUte IS the IllOSt leaSlble One, ailO