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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 364. 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 8, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/425.

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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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  • 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
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Transcript 3*4 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. use as storehouses capable of resisting attack. We need have no doubt that these strange square strong chambers are part of the store city which the Israelites " built unto Pharaoh," and we are able to affirm from personal inspection that they were excellent bricklayers. And how the bricks were made we can see in a wall-painting in a Theban tomb, in which some prisoners taken in war by Thothmes III. (quite a century before Moses' birth) are depicted as building the temple of Amen. The labourers are Shemites, like the Hebrews, and their work is the same as that against which the Israelites rebelled. " We first see the captives drawing water in jars from a deep tank in which lotus lilies are blooming and around which trees are planted. Others are engaged in breaking up masses of earth with hoes. Others carry the moistened clay, which their comrades place in wooden forms and arrange the shaped bricks in rows to dry in the sun. The bricks when dried are stacked, and carried when needed in slings suspended from yokes. Another gang bears stone and mortar, and at the end is a carefully constructed wall topped and partly faced with stone. One overseer, with his staff under his arm, sits watching; another, staff in hand, follows the labourers." In the inscription accompanying the picture the taskmaster is made to say, u The stick is in my hand, be not idle ; " and we are reminded of those other taskmasters who " hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks," and of Pharaoh's reproach, " Ye are idle, ye are idle " (Exodus v. 13, 17). In the present day brick- making goes on in the same manner as when Israel built the house of Pharaoh. Unburnt brick, merely dried in the sun, is still the staple of building material, but the old bricks were better and more carefully made than the modern. The most ancient bricks were bound BRICKMAKING. A wooden frame is placed in position, ready to receive the clay