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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 442. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 18, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/503.

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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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  • Text
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 442
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Transcript 442 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. Ornamented in black upon a THE MOSQUE OF LUXOR, white-washed ground in the manner characteristic of Upper Egypt. at the present day. Inmost cases the wall of enclosure is gone, and the interior of the temple is exposed to view. At Karnak, the vast vallum which surrounds the ruins shows how massive this crude brick wall must have been. The recent excavations at Pithom show • that the wall of that strong city was twenty-four feet thick, and this measure is doubtless but a moderate one, for the vallum at Karnak is thirty-three feet These massive outer walls were proportionately high, and were crowned with a crenelated parapet. At certain places they were pierced with gates, and here the wall rose into one of those lofty gateways which are known as pylons, i.e. a high entrance between two towers, slightly tapered, with flagstaffs in front of them, and all their surface covered over with sculptures. An example of a rather plain and defaced pylon (of the temple of Khonsr at Karnak) may be seen in the cut on page 448, where the Ptolemaic gate in the foreground has lost its twin towers, but that behind shows the left-hand tapered