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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 168. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/222.

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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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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 ,68 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. jn/' i : the route taken alike by warriors and merchants, the the thoro • between I A. the rival empires of the East the intr< v travellers entered Palestine by any other r< wh0 undertook the lor it journey by Sinai and Petra. From the Nile to \\ | Arish I nine days, but now we have entered the bound, I aided by palm and olb near the shore are gratefull) , the Iv wastes. When we ha\ bed th< 1 Belah, ti nt of the d in the true pastoral COtintf the p(lt: The countr) is broken up by frequent v. md rounded hill , hut all d with turf, chequered by wide unfenced tract inland, dotted with man pmenl law in. The common notion that this southern lispelled l» il covered though it be with countless flocks, rv .md it is doubtful if this district wa .*■> i the inland region ' only was in earl) ages. Iry in summer, and the dependei the Arabs is on wells, alwaj fully eldom known except to the tribe which claims the past md two hours to th the road from Egypt, north of a shallow valley, and commanding a w ide \ iew on all si which claims a vi itions. The Bedawtn have no tradition i it, but it own mi' our thousand [erar, the (ierar ot I i of the patriarch 1 Pour mil- the W I watercourses of the \\.h: r Valle) of Beersheba, and iii- called, we leave the caravan road ten miles south i I i /er wh Mindless expanse of rolling treeless downs. I nd then the Sheiiar, in both of which a copious stream was flowing at beginni February, we rode on, sometimes iA\ turf brilliant with a mas- trie! anenie wheat painted with various yellow flowers, till W( the topped mound, or " tell," commandii plendid view from Beersfa istward, tome Abu brar. \\ t 11 .ly visible ruins. The turf i foundations, and the soil is full of potter ain indi Of a form ;,,n. j|s sUh\ t|lr top and sides of the hill down to the bottom of the valley. All are more or less filled in. some of them even with tin: surf.t loked by Abimelech's herdsmen. Some were filled onl) • or twent\ feet, showing the lower part cut in the md thr upper iter WO ment has main fragments ol ) W * I with lov las Of vet) small masonry with a hole in the centre. Only in art :. the others being more or l« ken in. We found water in only of nta hieh we examined Man) of th< n pwposely wko in >u\A util the) w mented, lawta The hill must n