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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 144. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 31, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/198.

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Title Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2
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  • 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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  • 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 144 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. x ) until and page 141). This place was supposed to represent the ancient Gezer (Joshua M. Ganneau, by cleverly following up a clue gathered from an old Arabian writer, discovered the true site of the royal Canaanitish city at Tel Gezer, near Abu Shusheh. This discovery was confirmed by some inscriptions in Hebrew and Greek characters which he found there, engraved on a rock. Not far from Yazur the road forks : a path to the left leads to Ludd (Lydda, see page 145). We kept to the right and rode on in the darkness over the undulating plain. At about nine o'clock the tall isolated tower of Ramleh rose to view on our right. We hurried onwards through the olive groves and soon entered the town of Ramleh, where a kindly welcome awaited us. Ramleh is a purely Arabic word, and signifies " sandy.'? According to Arab historians the city was founded by the Khalif Suleiman, son of Abd el Melik, a.d. 716. The first notice of it by a European wrriter is in " The Voyage of I Jernard the Wise." He calls it " Ramula," and passed through it on his way to Emmaus (see page 152), in \.i>. 867, when it must have already become a place of importance, for many coins of the Omeiyad and Abbaside khalifs had been struck there. Marasid el 'Ittila'a describes Er Ramleh as " formerly the capital of Filasttn." Its original boundaries extended far beyond the present unwalled town. Ramleh passed through many vicissitudes during the time of the Crusades. It was held by the Crusaders from a.d. 1204 to 1266, when it was finally taken by Sultan J THE TOWER AT RAMLEH. Melek ed Daher RiharQ S,Li(1 to be the minaret of a large mosque which once stood here. According to an Arab ai 9* inscription over the door, it was built in the year 1318. It is known as the White Mosque.