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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 394. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 24, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/455.

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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.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • 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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Title Page 394
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Transcript 394 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. ON THE CANAL (EL KHALiG). This water-way, which runs through Cairo, was formerly navigable at high Nile. as they sway to and fro, before the reverend-looking sheykh, their master. The schoolrooms are generally attached to another form of charity the water fountains (sebils), which we encounter at every dozen steps in the chief streets of Cairo. Some of these fountains are tolerably tasteful buildings, like that figured on page 372, but too often they are the outcome of modern benevolence, and partake of the failings of the Turkish imagination. Passing the great mosque of Sultan Hasan, we enter the Citadel (see page 390) by the narrow lane, guarded by the round towers of the Bab El-'Azab, where the butchery of the Memluks, which set the present dynasty on the throne, took place by order of Mohammad 'Aly. The omniscient dragoman will point out the very spot whence the solitary survivor of the massacre leaped his horse from the battlements down to the space below ; but a more probable version of the story relates that the Memluk who escaped distrusted Mohammad 'Aly's invitation and did not go to the Citadel at all. The fortress itself was built by Saladin rather as a place of residence than of defence. Though elevated on a spur of Mount Mukattam, it is commanded by higher positions behind ; and while in the days before cannon was invented it was doubtless a very strong position, its uselessness as a place of defence aeainst modern attacks was demon- strated in 1805, when Mohammad 'Aly, by means of a battery on a higher