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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 411. 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 17, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/472.

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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 !*£• l':.'^ ' H MEMPHIS. p i at Time." This Red Pyramid contained the tomb of a queen, Nitocris of the seventh dynasty : and superstition has accumulated a number of traditions round this lady. Her rosy che were celebrated and caused her to be confounded with the fair Rhodopis, the Greek favour* Amasis, who it is said fell in love with her, like Cinderella, from a sight of her sandal Rhodopis became the Loreley of Egyptian fairyland, and popular fancy depicted a beautiful treacherous woman who haunts the Red Pyramid and leaves bewitched travellers to their doom :— " Fair Rhodope, as story tells, The bright unearthly nymph who dwells 'Mid sunless gold and jewels hid, The Lady of the Pyramid." To the present day the Arabs shun the Pyramids at night, and tell dreadful tales of the I inn who frequent them. In front of the Second and Third Pyramids are ruins of what wen- doubtless temples THE PYRAMID OF STEPS AT SAKKARAH. Constructed of an inferior clayey kind of limestone quarried in the neighbourhood. Possibly the oldest monument in Egypt. where rites were performed in honour of the kings who built them, and further away is the amazingly massive granite temple or tomb in which were found statues of Chefren, or Khafra, the builder of the Second Pyramid; and hard by is the most mysterious of all Egyptian monuments, the Sphinx-" Father of Terrors," the Arabs call it a human headed lion, the symbol of the rising sun, which stands on the approach to the Pyramid platform like a solemn sentinel (see page 409). Like most of the monuments of Memphis its foundaf are so choked with sand that it is hard to realise its true proportions; but when Marietta the moment tore away the desert shroud, it was found to be sculptured out of a natural rock,