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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 214. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 8, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/270.

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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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  • books
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  • 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 2I4 PICTUR 7E PALESTINE. ntenance Indeed, they are in all probability the ndants of one of the Jewish tribes who A from Arabia after the conqi if Islam. Besides their Hebrew physiognomy i many distinctive Jewish customs to the present day. Aft lU|r from history, and it remained absolutely unknown until an Arab of rah described its ruins to en, in the year [807. In i8l2f Burckhardt, under great difficult] 'I ihe place and fully explored it. Petra lies in a valley running from north to south, and about three-quarters of a mile long. At the northern cnA it is five hundred feet wide, and narrows to half that breadth at the south. Thi led by the Arabs SVidy Musa. M Moses Vale/' from a tradition that the spring a which the 1 takes its rise, was the same which gushed forth when Motes The valley is enclosed on all sides by precipitous sandstone rocks of ited hues, >wm\ pr< the appearand been originally an inland lake. The which strikes the spectator in WAdy Mtisa is the magnify f the rocks; (tone where the surface is old and weathered IS of a deep chocolate hue, hut where it has n more recently cul or excavated it assumes bright red or yellow tints, relieved here and there by white, the genera] effect being that of gorgeous watered silk. Th :i entering the cit) is most imposing; the chief monuments hewn in the solid rock, and the most elaborat pediments, pilasters and all, strictly monolithic. illey was no doubt occupied in the earliest times by the cave-dwelling tribes who are spoi. in the Hibli! as I [orites, and their dwellings have been enlarged and ornamei b later inhabitants and used for houses, temples, and tombs. In some of the caves, notably at the smaller and less-known rock-cuf towns which still exist in the neighbourhood, though unknown to travellers, the walls and ceilings are decorated with elaborate an I in distemper, as bright and fresh as though they had been but lately finished. ceiling at El B which was discovered by the late Mr. Drake anil myself, 1- | ines ami convolvuli, with Cupids pla the branches. The lently Roman, and is extremely well executed A smaller ravine branches off by the village of Wireh, Spanned with an arch which carri* iqucduct. died Kantaret Bint Faron, M I Ys daughter's arch," and the ascent t<> the east is 1 n.un.,1 Besatin Far'on, <>r u Pharaoh's -.minis." nearly evei ind or mysft pit** tural umk in the country being attributed to the Egyptian monarch. At the of the gorge on the south-west side of the valley ome tombs entw ''^ which Ii.is been hewn smooth behind them (sec pa niml ancient sepulchres in the Valley of Jehoshaphat at |erusalem i rhe buildings of the <it\ have nearlj all disappeared, the largest and most important the ruins that known as KaST I .iron. , „■ " palace of I'liaraoh." pTObabl) B ntrancc of thr vail ,m the west A little to th triumphal a- -,[.„•> column called Zibb Far'on on t: apparentl) church, the t which may still be t hi. h