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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 414. 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/475.

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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
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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 4H PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. not filled up, reveal the principle of Pyramid building, and it has the peculiarity of an oblono- instead of a square base, and, unlike other Pyramids, it is not set square to the cardinal points of the compass. The truncated Pyramid of Meydum, built by Seneferu of the Third Dynasty (see page 412), also seems to show in its unfinished upper stages the skeleton of a Pyramid ; while the bent Pyramids of Dahshur have their tops finished, but their lower stages lack the outer wedge-shaped additions which would give the true pyramidal shape. In a tomb at Meydum were found the oldest statues in the world—the seated figures of Rahotep, a general of the Third Dynasty, and the fair Nefert his wife—two of the gems of the wonderful Museum at Bulak. As we consider the long line of Pyramids, each the sepulchral cairn of a king, we can understand the irony of the Israelites' question, " Because there were no graves in Egypt hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness ? " Egypt is indeed a country of graves, and there is a singular appropriateness in Hosea's prophecy, u Egypt shall gather them up: Memphis shall bury them " (ix. 6). The necropolis of Memphis is a huge burial-ground, with graves so big that the stones of one of them would form a wall round the whole French coast, so high that St. Peter's at Rome would stand inside the Great Pyramid "like a clock under a glass shade" if it were hollowed out. But all about the Pyramids the ground is furrowed and perforated with graves. The tombs of the families and officers of the kings are grouped around, and VIEW OF THE NILE FROM THE TOMBS OF BENY HASAN. These grottoes, the interior of one of which is also shown, were excavated by a single family of the time of the Twelfth Dynasty.