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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 1 - Page 448. 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/2658.

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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 448
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Transcript 448 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. ROAD AND TABLETS CUT IN THE CLIFFS OF WADY BARADA. On the north or left bank of the river. tombs of Abila (see page 445). The face of the cliff is like an amphitheatre sweeping around in a majestic curve, the ancient road being excavated in the north-western part, a hundred feet above the bridge. Long flights of steps cut in the rock lead up to some of these tombs, which are hewn out of the rock with almost incredible labour. One of the tombs contains five crypts and no less than twelve niches or loculi for the reception of bodies. Others have one loculus with lids of stone like the sarcophagi of Sidon, Beirut, and Amrit. The rock-cut road, extending some six hundred feet along the cliffs, which are here seven hundred feet high, is one of the wonders of the place. This road is fifteen feet wide, and evidently had a rock battlement or a wall of masonry along the edge. It terminates suddenly in the east, in an abrupt precipice of rock, beyond which it was doubtless carried on a hieh viaduct. Below it is the aque- duct, partly tunnelled through the rock and partly covered with slabs of stone. The Latin inscriptions, one of which identifies this as the site of the ancient Abila, are on tablets cut in the wall of rock above the road, and shown on this page. The longer one is as follows : " The Emperor Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus Armeniacus, and the Emperor Csesar Lucius Aurelius Verus Aucnistus Armeniacus restored