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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 224. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/281.

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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 224 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. and threads of yarn, with snail-shells and sea-shells among them by way of further ,„ J L11^-i otnanitnt A wooden bowl at one end of the tomb was probably intended to receive alms for th ivi uie support of the devotee w ho claims the place, and who practises the curing of diseases by charms the wild Arabs. The floor of the chamber has been handsomely paved with tesselal of coloured marble, much of which still remains. Over the tomb are suspended some est ' h i a line, as is common in Oriental churches, and near it is a mihrab, or niche in the >■ II to indicate the southerly direction for Mohammedan prayers. 11 In a corner of the floor a flight of steps leads down to a crypt; and providin with a light we descended thither. But only found an iron grating swinging loot the touch, and within it a plain wall from which part of the plaster having fallen away all. to be seen the corner of a kind i sarcophagus. The portion visibl not, however, sufficient to enable us to judge of (tl probable era. The ceiling of the crypt JEZIRAT FAR'ON, THE ISLE OF IML\: At the head of the Gulf of 'Akabah, as Been from th< castle which crowns it was built by the Crusa other Saracenic structures arc attributed to Saladm. blackened by the smoke of lamps. I then mounted by the outside of the building to the top of the dome. I utterly despair of being able to describe the prospect around; and can only say that extensive mountain peaks lay in lines below, and might be compared to those made upon embossed maps, but that the whol scene was vast, savage, and abandoned to sombre desolation, both the hills and the desert, in every direction, I could see nothing of Petra, so deeply sunk is that valley between the hills." [From this point, however, the Deir (see page 221) is visible on the hill to the north east, mu\ in clear weather the Red Sea and the Dead Sea can be plainly distinguish 1 descending the mountain by the opposite side of that of our arrival, namely, 00 the a, we discovered that more pains in road-making had been bestowed there, and the asceni in that direction would be comparatively easy. Cuckoos and partrid. ;C hc plentifully, and on looking back I saw a very large raven hovering over the u<:ly-"