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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1 - Page 399. 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/2610.

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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
Type (DCMI)
  • 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
Use and Reproduction No Copyright - United States
Identifier exotic_201304_014
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Title Page 399
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Transcript DAMASCUS. 399 looks almost deserted, and only a comparatively small portion of it is kept in repair. Early writers speak of it as being fully garrisoned and containing a splendidly decorated council-chamber, and many fine apartments. It was, however, found dangerous to allow the Janissaries to occupy such a spacious and important stronghold; for it rendered it possible for them to set the government at defiance. Nothing is now left to tell of its former internal splendour. There is, however, a collection of ancient weapons in the armoury, including a great number of arrows. It is worthy of record here that about thirty years ago thousands of skilfully fashioned arrow-shafts were accidentally discovered enclosed beneath the roof of one of the towers of the citadel of Jerusalem, that which is known as the Tower of Hippicus. Rain had penetrated through this vaulted roof and washed away part ol the ceiling of one of the highest chambers, which was occupied by the gunners. Thus the arrows were exposed to view, and on further examination it was found that they were piled up -by hundreds of thousands " in this spacious loft. The emor of Jerusalem, who was mmediately informed of the discovery, F*e strict orders that the arrows should not be removed. The roof nd ceiling were accordingly quickly r<*aired and the arrows walled up A NARROW BY-WAY IN DAMASCUS. The upper stories and projecting windows are constructed of poplar stems, filled in with sun-dried bricks, placed diagonally and plastered over with clay.