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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 275. 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 9, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/332.

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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
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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 ■Si SINAI. 275 guarding the captives at work in the mines. As much stress must not be laid on the capabilities for attack of military outposts engaged on such duty (for one can well imagine that the marvellous news of the destruction of the Egyptian army would precede the slow march of the Israelites), the first reason seems the better one ; while the conjecture (almost a certainty) that the Israelites descended Wady Taiyebeh corresponds, as to the camp stations mentioned, with the Scriptural account. The entrance to this valley (see page 269), which at first looks broader and more verdant than it really is, strikes one as lovely and, in its contrast with the ground which we have been lately traversing, homelike. Some think that here, and not at Gharandel, we have " Elim." RAS ABU ZENIMEH. On a low promontory running out somewhat farther into the sea is placed the tomb of the saint. Unless it is rough the camels are made to take to the water instead of climbing the cliffs. The forms of the cliffs on the left hand are very beautiful. There are horizontal bands of colour in the sandstone, which the declining sun lights up marvellously ; and the luxuriant caper plant is like a dab of glistening green thrown on anyhow every here and there, as it strikes out and makes festoons from each cranny. Whilst the Arabs were pitching the tents- I climbed up the north side of the valley to watch the sunset. All sunsets are beautiful, and all poetical descriptions, rich in suggestion as they may be, fail to bring back to one the reality. There is, however, a description by Shelley of a sunset amidst very different scenery^-where there was no errand sea, and the mountains were much more near than those shadowy hills of Egypt stretching before me in the fading distance in which I seem to catch again glimpses of