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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 54. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/105.

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Title Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Wilson, Charles William, Sir
Publisher D. Appleton and Company
Date 1883
Description Index: Phoenicia and Lebanon / by the Rev. H. W. Jessup -- The Phoenician plain / by the Rev. Canon Tristram -- Acre, the key of Palestine, Mount Carmel and the river Kishon, Maritime cities and plains of Palestine / by Miss M. E. Rogers -- Lydda and Ramleh, Philistia / By Lt. Col. Warren -- The south country of Judaea / by the Rev. Canon Tristram -- The southern borderland and Dead Sea / by Professor Palmer -- Mount Hor and the cliffs of Edom, The convent of St. Catherine / by Miss M. E. Rogers -- Sinai / by the Rev. C. P. Clarke -- The land of Goshen, Cairo, Memphis, Thebes, Edfu and Philae / by S. Lane-Poole.
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  • Egypt
  • Palestine
  • Sinai Peninsula
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  • plates (illustrations)
  • maps (documents)
Language English
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Original Item Location DS107 .W73 v.2
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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 54 PICTl fRESQl rE I\ tLEST/NE. inner harbour. Just at the north gate of the city, by which we en: -k* principal market, where scarlet leather, millstones from the Hauran, and tobacco, a ,w The inhabitai chiefly fishermen and some dyers, though the old Tvrian dyes are no more, and we may search in vain t rian purpi I treeta are most wretched, Uld wattled over at intervals with palm and di brushwood; while window mud-floored hov< tie among huge fragments of [niched Mid porphyry columns prostrate in rubbish. The strip of sand between t and tli ^cumulated on the causeway by which Alexander tin Lt unit- i ihe mainland; for Tyre originally was an island rather less than a mile in length, containing about our hundred and twenty five acres, and with the harbours between it and the mainland, on which was the larger cit) of Palaeotyrus. The moles or breal ancient harbours can still be seen both on the north and the south sides of the pen r pan of which coi of ruin-strewn fields, affording a charming camping ground, Jl) to the west Of the modern town, where the tents can be pitched within a ihe Waves, looking down on the ma ranite Columns and marble blocks which. bottom of the cL ;c)). The ruins of Tyre above the water are fen indeed, and beyond the moles and harbour are none which carry US ba- 'die times of Pho glory and supremacy, before its conquest by Alexander the Great One, ^\\<\ one only, buildin any infc nd its association far indeed removed from the hist which must most absorb the traveller's thoughts, the story oi the queen of coinnier I the and the mother of mighty nations. The Cathedral ot ; i i onspicuous position ai OUth east angle ol the shrunken city, and though rooili I at the west end wholly demolished II comparatively perfect (see | It ts< i the main crusading dlUP f Syria, and OCCUpieS the a much ol and yet more historic building, the Basilica of Constantine. Within the last few rman G nment have obtained a sort of protectorate over it, and prevented th/ demolition which threatened n as a mere quarry for building. They have also inn ihe debris Which choked the interior, and revealed many details of its archil- Comt'- de \ ogtl6, the first living authority on Syrian archifc fixes the date ol dation II25 LB., by the Venetian Crusaders, who dedicated it to St. Mark. Hut it has an earlier hist ill. The original church was built by Constantine. Paul in US wa bishop, and the histori bius delivered the oration at its consecration, which he has pre ll h"' i in his Ecclesiastic II simply statin- that it was the ad deliver irtain man n\ moderate merit In that church were laid the b nirch, Origen, But in evil ii nd national convulsions it had b know not how, a ruin, and the Cl rs nobl) restored it It measured two hundred am One hundred and thirtx a\ feel wide, and though W€ dare not * the architectural de 1 idem 1 ne who the old lines, on the (.nek basilica model, not on the Latin. There arc the thrc<