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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 132. 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 20, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/185.

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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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  • books
  • illustrations (layout features)
  • 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 wmmmammmmmmmm—mmmKmmmmmmmmmm—m——— 132 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. our saddle bags with it, for it is only regarded by the Arabs as a weed. Squills, too, grow luxuriantly here, but they are ploughed up and destroyed. The village of Mukhalid apparently derives its name from a neighbouring and highly revered Mohammedan sanctuary, dedicated to Sitti Saba Umm Khalid (the lady Saba, mother Of Khalid). The fortified khan of Mukhalid is a good example of Saracenic architecture, but it has long been in ruins. The fragments of glass and hard pottery found near it indicate t site was occupied at an early period, but nothing has yet been ascertained of its history THE TRADITIONAL HOUSE OF SIMON THE TANNER. A Mohammedan sanctuary. On the south side of the court of the house there is an arched recess, in which a lamp is always kept burning, and where pilgrims perform their devotions. A well of good water and a fine fig-tree add to the attractions of this " place." From the eastern brow of the sandstone ridge, near to Mukhalid, there is a fine panoramic view. inding from the headland of Carmel to Jaffa. Looking due east, we see the beautiful hills ot Samaria (1 lar-Kphraim), beyond the plain of Sharon, the surface of which is here diversified by a central range of low, scantily wooded hills, which run southwards and terminate in an oak It, the remains of the ancient forest of Arstif, opposite to the ruins of the city of that name. This hilly district is said to support "a considerable population of bad character, but rich in horses, Rocks, and herds." The melon district terminates near to the river El Falik, which we approach throu, wild shrubbery, formed chiefly of ilex, arbutus, hawthorn, and rue. Its name signifies "the