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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 164. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 4, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/218.

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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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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 l64 r/('PI RESQl 'P PALPS PINE. with, which probably marks th< Ot site of the port of Ashdod, of which nothing no, id about five miles farther to the south the low line of coast is seen to develop iIK bold cliff, which ii ir is approached, and on which are the rem.. e 173). But here we turn off to view the modern Mejdei, Mentift ' 'a,> "l"lll<' Philistines, and even as Magdala. mentioned b) Herod, when Pharaoh Neco engaged the Syrians by land and conquered them. HOW the nment of the district about Ascalon, and is a flourish ,vn. It ] [UC with a tall minaret, large stone houses, and a ba It is surrounded and undulating plains C I with 1 mt< d with palm, walnut, and fig 1 Oil around is very rich, and thr an- industrious, Wat their Crops from deep wells, in some of which the water is hundred and twenty feet below the surface. In man\' instances the wells are common to the ile villa I he water is brought to the surface by means of a " Persian wheel" < which is worked by camels or oxen, provided in turn by the various heads of fam (identical with tl: iyeh/1 Bi and [32). Not far from Mejdel is the site of Ascalon (see page [69), wh eneral position is Well known, but the exad He of which has not been identified. It w tl cities of the Philistines when the children of Israel entered the Promised I.ami, and remained in the hands of the Philistines until the time of the Jewish captivity. Ascalon II Herod* having p I the most ancient of all the temples erected to H to, the mother of Semiramia She was represented as a woman ab waist, with termination in of a fish-tail, a female counterpart to Dagon. Ascalon, like r towns of the Philistines, had its seaport, now called " Ascalon by ti This town prominent!) into notice in the time of Herod the Great, who adorned it with pul bath, a\\A fountains and palaces; here his sister Salome resided.* During the wars of the ith the Romans, the former suffered a great defeat here at the hand of Antonius. At aa earl) period Ascalon was made the seat of a bishopric, and owing advantageous on and Strong walls it became the most important fortress in Palestine during tin: Middle ind during the i was a thorn in the side of the Christi it had been to the Jews when in | ion of the Philistim It was around Ascalon that the -real battle took place between the Egyptian army and the I let's under raine, after the capture of Jerusalem, was just elected Kin- by the when intelligence arrived that a vast army of Egyptians had ci Palesti mnihilate the Christians and raise again the Standard of Nlam. Hurriedlj the Christian arm) w tembled and collected in battle arra) near Ramleh, pawd to dispute the pa ; th( 1 gryptian invad Raymond b Annan from the Turkish authorities, instituted a search tot antiquities ens* lhr ' Jit l«> UK\\\ Roman ompm »ly it was brokoi t.> ndcrful treess** aonoaakd v\ nhm n mi. k.