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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 24. 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 6, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/73.

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Title Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2
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  • 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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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 24 PICTURESQUE PALESTINE. Yonder village of Hasrun (see page i) is noted for the beauty of its women and i l many of whom, for a wonder, are light-haired and blue-eyed. After two and a half hours' ride over the undulating moraines which extend east of Fh 1 * and form the curved shelf around the base of the encircling amphitheatre of giant mountain ery on our right, far down in the east end of the Kadisha gorge, the large crowded village f Bsherreh, with its churches and convents, its water and trees, and east of it the roari cataract which leaps down the rocks from the fountain of the sacred ri\ i Still higher standing solitary and alone, is the dark compact cluster of trees known as the Cedars of Lebanon (see page 475, vol. i.). We hasten our pace, if it be in April, over the scattered snow-drifts and muddy fields, or ROMAN BRIDGE NEAR JUNEH. \ Ma'amiltein, which in the w from the hills to the beautiful bay of Juneh. Adjoining the bridge there is ;i Syrian khan, if in August, over the dusty, parched, and cracked earth, to the sacred grove called M Ar Rub," that is, "The CCdars of the Lord." There are three hundred and ninety-din- some ten or twelve of which are of giant girth, though the loftiest is not more than eight) in height. The twelve largest trees are called by the fellahin " The Twelve Aposd< they have a curious tradition that our Lord and His apostles (Mine to this spot and [eft their walking Staves standing in the soil, which sprouted into cedar trees. A Maronite chapel stands in the ^\'n\i>, and the patriarch claims the sole right to the sanvd tre- The clefj Cultivated the superstition that those rutting the trees for fuel will be smitten with dl calamity by the guardian divinity o( the grove. It is pleasant to find that one at leasl 01 U* thousand superstitions of Syria has been of some utility to the people in the vatKWH