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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 341. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 24, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/401.

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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 ■^ ^^^■■■■■■3^ SINAI. AA ] laden caravan on the road from Cairo to Sue/. The Pasha did not trouble himself about the ie paltry set of Bedawfn as against another set, nor would he interfere with the ICTS ch is to escorts. He sent his soldiers to punish the rebels, and a] u abiding mark on them in the shape of a yearly tribute of ten shillings! WAd) 1 ebweh is noticeable for nothing but a fine overhanging rock with a narrow cleft called SI ••The Old Woman's Cleft" (the word \\juz may refer to the Egyptian Queen I Mm which is licious spring. The watershed, however, presents an example of .1 mmon in the peninsula, in which the valleys instead of rising Steeply to sharp either way from open summit plains. The conical peak with the quaint nan -iMy from its peculiar form, Zibb el Baheir Abu Baharfyeh, which rises to a it of hundred and sixty feet on the north side o[ the watershed, commas b view, m this \a\ ground are seen the hills upon the African c<ust. the long white range of the Tih Mountains, the solemn peaks of Serbal. Katarina. and I'mm Shomer bul above all that most characteristic feature of the central Sinai group, the h ranite wall which ihuts it off from the western cluster. Two miles down WVidy Uriah, Opposite tO the mouth of a small \alle\ with another spring called Erth&meh, stands a great rock, looking as ii il bad been divided b) a< it from a smaller boulder at its side, It is (ailed llajar el Laghwel I he Stone,f (see page 330), According to th< I, Mioses and Aw children <>i Ii.k] stopped in their career by this rock A companion ur-e<i the prophet to sunt* u word When he hesitated a voice came from the stone itself bidding him ll« struck, and immediately the rock was cleft through from top to bottom. ,4aa though it had been but a piece of flesh !" Three miles farther down are the two massive bluffs of fl from which the valley takes its name, " The Valle) of the Passer-out;" an< the plain called Erweis el Ebeirig (there is another plain farther to the eastward calta me name, on which Professor Palmer locates kibroth-1 lattaavaln. Wa«ly el Akhdhar, passing on its way to the south-west. The long granite escarpment just mentioned, stretching from Jebel Tarbdsh on th< west to El Watiyeh on the north-east, a distance of fourteen miles, fences in. as it l and protects the Sinai -roup of mountains. There are but three points at which this bat is passable. The westernmost is Wady Emleisah, which, suited only for pedestrian Of the most beautiful of the mountain glens of Sinai. Immediately to th a narrow cleft in the gigantic wall discloses the entrance to this * I yards across, and is hemmed in by towering mountains from one thousand I hundred feet high. About a mile from the mouth of the gorge a fringed wit] tation wild fig-trees, palm trees, rushes, n ,f ''' " *erc Old monastic buildings and -aniens. As one slowl) ascends the OKW plentiful; the tiny stream is now a rivulet, here l.iiln "« rf