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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 426. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 3, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/487.

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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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  • maps (documents)
Language English
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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 426 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. set apart for this special subject; and these " Mammisi" form a notable feature in all Ptolemaic temples, such as Dendarah, Edfu, and Philae, when Greek philosophy had adopted this myth of Osiris and Isis and sublimated its significance. Before Thebes is reached there is yet another famous monument, and this is Dendarah, the first Egyptian temple the traveller usually visits on his voyage up the Nile. Dendarah is quite a late creation. It belongs to Ptolemaic times, and was completed under Tiberius and Nero, when Christ was living at Jerusalem. The general plan of this beautiful building will be described hereafter. At present it is enough to say that in spite of a certain grotesqueness A Ptolemaic temple, dedicated to the goddess Hathor, the Egyptian Aphrodite, and famous for its portraits of Cleopatra. in its columns it is a marvellously impressive building. Descending from the modern level, raised far above that of the temple, we stand in a glorious hall of columns, and as we penetrate to the sanctuary the effect of the long avenue of pillars and portals is grand beyond expression. Dendarah, however, can hardly compare with its twin temple, Edfu ; and though it has elements of beauty that Edfu lacks, the latter temple far excels it in size and preservation, and in the perfection of its details. Yet Dendarah has one attraction which is perhaps its greatest charm to the ordinary tourist: it offers several portraits of Cleopatra. How far they are faithful representations of the queen of her age it is difficult to say ; but the impression may be hazarded that if they are true to nature, Cleopatra's empire over men's hearts must have rested upon some other power than beauty.