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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1 - Page 388. 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/2599.

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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. (1881). Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1 - Page 388. Exotic Impressions, Views of Foreign Lands. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/2694/show/2599

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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
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 388
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Transcript 388 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. shaped, slightly tapering, arched vaulting. In the centre four massive piers of solid masonry, each twelve feet square, and veneered with marbles of various colours, form the transept, and support a lofty roof from which rises, in the middle, an octagon drum pierced with sixteen round-headed windows, surmounted by a dome nearly fifty feet in diameter, which has eight arched openings (see page 385). To the east of the piers, between the third and fourth columns on the right, there is an elaborately carved and gilt wooden structure, which is said to contain the head of John the Baptist, or " Yahia," as he is called in the East. This saint is greatly revered by the Muslims (see page 253), and natives of Damascus may sometimes be heard to invoke his name and swear by his head. KUBBET EL KHAZNEH (DOME OF THE TREASURES), DAMASCUS. In the west part of the court of the Great Mosque. It is said to contain ancient books and other relics which are held sacred. The south wall is pierced by a row of round-headed windows, with beautiful tracery and fine stained glass. Beneath them there are several prayer niches in the direction of Mekka. This celebrated mosque has three tall minarets, and they and its great dome and lofty Avails are the most prominent objects in every general view of Damascus. It stands in the middle