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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 206. 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 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/262.

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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
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
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Transcript /7c 7/ RE SOI fE P. ILESTINE. account by supposing the vale of Siddim to have sunk down and b< rerwhelmed by the wa1 the lal. The I >ead Sea, which is about forty six miles long and nearly one thousand three hundrttl below the level of the Mediterranean, is shut in on both sides by precipitous cliffs, the bases iroject into the waters of the lake, at other | narrow strip \t the southern c\\A a number of low, sandy promontories jut out into the sea, amongst which the I and n onspicuous is the Lisin already referred to (see page 2041 n from Ain Jidy, the view is magnificent for its rugged and desolate grand opp< re the hills of Moab, and far away to the south stretches the v. >t with promontories jutting out into the lake, and towering high over these the rocky precipi* the other like the bastions of some mkdm ith western end of the lake, .md washed at the base by its w I'sdum.or Mount oi ai, an isolated hill composed almost entirely of crystalline It 1 miles in length and three hundred and fiftj feet in height, and where tl ay m 1 it assumes quaint tonus resembling pillars and minarets. 1 ■ the pillar of (alt into which Lot's too curious wife was turned. e pillars, is indeed pointed out as such, and called by the A Hint Sheikh Lut," or Lot's wife. |ust before jebel Usdum the outline iA' the once powerful t«»rtress tinst the si. This famous stronghold w finally brih Jonathan Ma .. and was enlarged and strengthened by Herod the Cireat . it \ ish independi fter th< tction of Jerusalem b) I it Th-- Ain Jidy, at the fool of the sheer and tow. the mountain. range contrast to the desolation which surrounds it. I he ■ that overhang it, with the awful chasms and SOmbre gorges which divi an indescribal tndeur to the -i. The inhospitable shon ;ie time inhabited, first, perhaps, by the indigenous inhabitants, later the them came a succession of hermits the mystical Jewish I the ind the anchorites nl the first few centuries of the Christian era Ihe W side re honey-combed with the caves in which th< t; ma! them are now quite inaccessible, the paths and terraces in the cliffs by which the) WCIt OOCe app I having long since been washed or worn away. Ihe 1 utains about 25 per cent of solid matt i Itapungea salt) intense pain to th ; if it is allowed to enter them, and it i^ aUmimabl) M1M at that to sink in it is out of the question I ma) k or bre.s ,n the surl ather bed, a\\A provided <»n« I downwards perform almost any antics without u-av «- nming* ihe ba n the jerk with which tlv the lea oul in the ordinary way. I he 11 he rivulets awA st: from the ravines in the clitts ot Pi