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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 305. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 4, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/364.

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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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Language English
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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 ^^^■^^■■■^■■■■■■■■■■■■■M SINAI 305 for the Amalekite guerilla. In the Feiran brook, as in the stream coming down Wady 1 he would find the reeds ready to hand; and the mines in the mountains of Magharah and elsewhere in the peninsula would supply him with metal for the spear-heads, &c Here, then, we have an outline of the battle. The Amalekite skirmishers have fallen b on the two lines of defence, the one protecting the groves and pools of water at El Hesweh, the other barricaded, perhaps, with trunks of trees and branches of the prickly sidrt covering the approach to the more important oasis lying farther east beyond the mound El Maharrad. And that oasis is worth a struggle! No finer dates are produced in Egypt than are grown here. To-day every single tree has an owner (the property being the tree, not the soil in which it grows). The dates, when gathered, are moistened with oil or butter to preserve WADY FEIRAN. The rock supposed to have been struck by Moses is in the right-hand foreground. The Arabs call it Hesy el Khattatin. their freshness and flavour, and then pressed tightly into bags of goat-skin, to be sold at a high price. Besides the palms there are the sidr trees (which bear a small bright rosy yellow fruit called nebbuk, something like the Siberian crab to look at, and not at all unpleasant to the taste), and—above all—the groves of tamarisk. Lepsius (a.d. 1845), speaking ol Feirin, which he visited after he had been to Jebel Musa, says, " Everything that we had hitherto seen, and what we afterwards saw, was naked stony desert compared to this fertile oasis abounding in wood and water. For the first time since we had left the Nile valley we once more walked on soft black earth, obliged to defend ourselves with our arms from the overhanging leafy branches, and we heard singing-birds warbling in the thick folia Lepsius thought that in very ancient times, judging from the deposits of earth which extend up the sid<