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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 359. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. March 31, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/420.

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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
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b1703789~S11
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 ■■■tfHMHHi SUEZ. The approach to the Suez canal from the south is by an artificially deepened channel in the gulf. A stone pier one mile and thretf-CUarten length, erected on a sand-bank, runs from Suez to the entrance of this channel. THE LAND OF GOSHEN. AN the wall of a tomb at Beny Hasan is a painting of a family coming to settle in Egypt. ^S They are different in countenance from the people of the country; their dress i> richer, and they are armed ; one of them plays upon his lyre as he journeys, the women follow, and the children and goods are carried upon asses. It is a picture of a Semitic household, such as Jacob brought with him from Canaan; and it was thus that neighbouring trihes, like the Hebrews, in time of dearth and necessity, came to sojourn in the strange land where the fertilising river gave food to all who approached its waters. After the dreary wa which sever Egypt from Palestine the wanderers lighted suddenly upon the rich fields oi Goshen, " the best of the land;" and when the Hebrew historian wished to laud the "well- watered " plain of the Jordan, as it was in the days of its prosperity, he could only compare it to " the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as thou comest unto Zoan." * The wall-painting at Beny Hasan shows the journey into Egypt as it was more than four thousand years ago. In the present day we travel otherwise and see other sights. In the monotonous length of the Suez Canal and the sterile land which borders it on either side there is little to rejoice the eye. From the giant breakwaters of Port Said, through the melancholy expanse of Lake Menzeleh, the sandhills of Kantarah, and the chain of lakes which map out the former junction of the Red Sea with the Mediterranean, and which have suggested to all the rulers of Egypt—Pharaoh or Ptolemy, Napoleon or Khedive- the design of an intermarial communication --through the hundred miles of the cutting, so admirable in engineering and so unsightly in nature and art, there is nothing to indicate " the garden of the Lord," or " the best * Genesis xiii. io, where Zoar must mean Zoan in Egypt.