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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 19. 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 24, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/68.

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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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Transcript PHOENICIA AND LEBANON. l9 which we may call the Palm-tree belt, extending from the sea-level to an elevation of about one thousand five hundred feet. On this belt are the cities of modern Phoenicia—Tripoli, Jebeil, Beirut, Sidon, Tyre, and Acre. It is the most fertile in soil, salubrious in climate, and attractive in scenery. The palm, olive and mulberry, orange, pine, lemon, apricot, oak, peach, grape, and Pride of India abound. 2nd. The Wasat, or medial zone, which we may style the Walnut belt, extends from an elevation of one thousand five hundred feet to four thousand EH IS Mr W Urn, $ y$fc feet above the seadevel. It is a highly favoured region, noted for its numerous villages, its silk " filatures," and monasteries. Here the bulk of the population reside, and the climate is one of the finest in the world, mild both in winter and summer. 3rd. The Jird, or Jurud, the naked summit belt, from four thousand feet to ten thousand feet above the sea, LEBANON COAST NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE ADONIS RIVER. which We may Call the Cedar belt, in- The iron-stained soil of the sandstone strata is annually washed down into the J river by the heavy winter rains, and the discoloured stream can be traced far 11^1 1 TA„ : out in the blue sea. This gave rise to the belief that the river was tinged with ClUCieS the Cedar grOVeS, many Ot the ICe- the blood of Adonis every year, in memory of his death. cold fountains, and the great desert solitudes of the highest ranges. It is of vast extent, running for a hundred miles north and south, and contains some of the finest scenery in the world, although scant in its vegetation. Before the massacres of i860 Northern Lebanon was under a Maronite Kaimakam, and Southern Lebanon under a Druse, an arrangement well calculated to keep the population in a