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The Mosque of Sabunîyeh, Damascus, built of course of black basalt and white limestone

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The triumphal arch, Palmyra.  It is about three hundred yards from the north-western corner of the Temple of the Sun, and formed the triple entrance to the Great Colonnade, which appears to have consisted of a broad central avenue with narrow ways on each side.

The triumphal arch, Palmyra. It is about three hundred yards from the...

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The citdel of Saida, the ancient Sidon. Now called Kul'at el Mezzeh. It stands on the south-eastern extremity of the town, on a heap of rubbish in which layers of the purple shell are still visible.

The citdel of Saida, the ancient Sidon. Now called Kul'at el Mezzeh. I...

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A water-wheel (sâkiyeh) on the canal.  When the creaking wooden wheels are in motion the earthenware jars, strung to ropes made of palm fibre, revolve, alternately dripping into the water and emptying themselves into a trough connected with a reservoir.

A water-wheel (sâkiyeh) on the canal. When the creaking wooden wheels...

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Luxor., Egypt

Luxor., Egypt

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The obelisk of Luxor.  The hieroglyphics are cleanly and deeply cut in the red granite.  The fellow of this monolith has been carried away to Paris, and set up in the Place de la Concorde.

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Jewish shrine at Meirôn.  The town of Safed appears on the hill beyond, and on the right there is a glimpse of the Sea of Galilee. During the annual festival pilgrims burn shawls, robes, and kerchiefs, more or less costly, at this venerated shrine.

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A suburban cafe.  the two men on the bench in the foreground are playing a game called mankalah; small pebbles are placed, according to certain rules, in hemispherical holes in a board.  This game exercises the powers of calculation; and it is often played at cafes.  The loser is expected to pay not only for the coffee drunk by himself and his antagonist, but by the spectators of the game.

A suburban cafe. the two men on the bench in the foreground are playi...

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The great temple at Karnak.

The great temple at Karnak.

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The Lower Pool of Siloam. The old mulberry-tree, supported by stones, is said to mark the spot where the Prophet Isaiah was sawn asunder, in the presence of King Manasseh

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The tomb of Noah, at a place called Kerak Nûh. The so-called tomb is probably a portion of an ancient aqueduct.

The tomb of Noah, at a place called Kerak Nûh. The so-called tomb is p...

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Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives

Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives

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Nâblus and Gerizim from the south-western slopes of Ebal, just above a broad belt of olive-trees. The whole extent of the city and the western approaches to it are shown.

Nâblus and Gerizim from the south-western slopes of Ebal, just above a...

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Absalom's Pillar, Valley of Jehoshaphat, the village of Siloam in the distance partly concealed by olive-trees. Bridge over the bed of the Kedron

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The Nahr el Aujeh from Kûlat Râs el 'Ain.  The river rises out of the earth in several copious streams at the foot of the mound on which the castle stands.  This mound has been satisfactorily identified as the site of Antipatris.

The Nahr el Aujeh from Kûlat Râs el 'Ain. The river rises out of the ...

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The grotto known as "The School of the Prophets", pt. 6, p. 85

The grotto known as "The School of the Prophets", pt. 6, p. 85

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The village of Sâlim, opposite the eastern entrance to the Vale of Shechem, which is seen beyond the broad plain of Mukhnah. It probably represents the Salem near to which John baptized his disciples

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The Horse Bazaar, Damascus, as it appears on market days.  In the foreground is a Bedouin sheikh on horseback, fully equipped. Another Bedouin has just dismounted to greet a friend, exemplifying the words, "and he fell upon his neck and kissed him."

The Horse Bazaar, Damascus, as it appears on market days. In the fore...

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Teku'a, the site of Tekoa. Showing the remains of a Byzantine church, and its massive baptismal font of octagonal form.

Teku'a, the site of Tekoa. Showing the remains of a Byzantine church, ...

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Mosques on Mukattam. Caverns and quarries are numerous on the slopes of the Mukattam hills, which are of nummulite foundation and extremely rich in fossils.

Mosques on Mukattam. Caverns and quarries are numerous on the slopes o...

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Jerusalem, from Scopus

Jerusalem, from Scopus

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Kubbet es Sakhra from the south

Kubbet es Sakhra from the south

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Mosque and Church of the Ascension, Mount of Olives

Mosque and Church of the Ascension, Mount of Olives

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Bethany, Egypt

Bethany, Egypt

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Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

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Valley of Urtas

Valley of Urtas

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Convent of Mar Saba, from Brook Kedron, five hundred and ninety feet above the bottom of the ravine below

Convent of Mar Saba, from Brook Kedron, five hundred and ninety feet a...

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Bit on the plains of Jericho

Bit on the plains of Jericho

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Beit-'ur-el-Foka, on the site of upper Beth-Horon.  In the distance the sandy line of coast and the Mediterranean Sea

Beit-'ur-el-Foka, on the site of upper Beth-Horon. In the distance th...

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A halt for the night in the khan of el Bîreh, the ancient Beeroth.  The village owes its ancient and modern names, which signify "cistern," to the abundant supply of water in its neighbourhood. The khan is near to the chief spring.

A halt for the night in the khan of el Bîreh, the ancient Beeroth. Th...

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Ruins of crusaders' church at El Bîreh, the ancient Beeroth.  Nothing is left of this building but its three apses, the north wall, and a fragment of the south wall. The space within is now converted into a corn-field

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Remains of a church at Beitîn, said to have been erected as a memorial of Jacob's dream at Bethel

Remains of a church at Beitîn, said to have been erected as a memorial...

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Moslem sanctuary at the entrance to the Valley of Shechem.  The wild flowers represented are a peculiar kind of scabious, the Scabiosa prolifera, and a fine salvia, the Eremostachys lacinata

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Kefr Kenna, the traditional Cana of Galilee.  Pleasantly situated on an eminence on the south side of the fertile plain of Bûttauf. It contains about six hundred inhabitants, half of whom are Moslems and half Greek Christians.

Kefr Kenna, the traditional Cana of Galilee. Pleasantly situated on a...

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The most easterly source of the Jordan, Bâniâs (Cæsarea Philippi).  This place has justly been called a Syrian Tivoli. The cliff is of ruddy limestone mingled with basalt. On a platform of the rock stands the wely of Sheikh Khidr (Saint George)

The most easterly source of the Jordan, Bâniâs (Cæsarea Philippi). Th...

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The Arch of Triumph, Damascus.  At the western side of the Great Mosque, as seen from a roof of a house in the Book Bazaar. When entire its width was eighty feet and its height seventy feet.

The Arch of Triumph, Damascus. At the western side of the Great Mosqu...

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Under the peristyle, Temple of the Sun, Ba'albek, on the west side, looking towards Lebanon.

Under the peristyle, Temple of the Sun, Ba'albek, on the west side, lo...

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Wayside tombs in Wâdy Barada.  Where walnut and fig trees yield abundantly, and the oleander flourishes. Rows of poplar trees peering out of the gorge mark its course.

Wayside tombs in Wâdy Barada. Where walnut and fig trees yield abunda...

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Hasrûn, a Maronite village of North Lebanon, on the summit of a precipice on the south side of the gorge of the Kashîda (the sacred river).

Hasrûn, a Maronite village of North Lebanon, on the summit of a precip...

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A map of Palestine

A map of Palestine

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The Nahr el Kelb (Dog River), and ancient bridge connected with the rock-cut coast. In the summer, the river is fordable here.

The Nahr el Kelb (Dog River), and ancient bridge connected with the ro...

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Sidon, Egypt

Sidon, Egypt

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The mosque at Jaffa.  A modern structure in the north-east quarter of the town.  It can easily be distinguished in the general view of Jaffa (see steel plate). where it appears between the masts of the Arab fishing boats.

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The traditional tomb of Joshua, in the rock cemetary at Tibneh.  In the niches of its walls pilgrims placed lighted lamps, and in their great number indicates that it was a highly revered shrine.

The traditional tomb of Joshua, in the rock cemetary at Tibneh. In th...

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El Mejdel, the Ancient Migdol.  An important village of fifteen hundred inhabitants.  Its mosque and tall minaret are constructed of ancient materials. A weekly fair is held here.

El Mejdel, the Ancient Migdol. An important village of fifteen hundre...

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Shrine of Sheikh Samat at Sur'ah (Zorah), on the summit of the hill. Below is shown the upper part of the Wâdy es Su'ar (Vally of Sorek), which falls into the river called Nahr Rubîn.

Shrine of Sheikh Samat at Sur'ah (Zorah), on the summit of the hill. B...

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Detached tombs, Petra.  Isolated masses of rock, from fifteen to twenty feet square.  In one of them there is a small sepulchral chamber.  The background represents the excavations in the cliffs opposite to the amphitheatre.

Detached tombs, Petra. Isolated masses of rock, from fifteen to twent...

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A well in the plain of Philistia. Around it there were a few rudely formed cup-shaped stone water-troughs for the use of flocks and herds.

A well in the plain of Philistia. Around it there were a few rudely fo...

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Jebel el Markhâ. This ridge of limestone, about nine hundred feet high, separates the two plains of El Markheyeh and El Markhâ.

Jebel el Markhâ. This ridge of limestone, about nine hundred feet high...

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Jebel Hammâm Farún. The hot springs bubble up at intervals from the sand, and also issue from several features in the rocks.  The temperature of the water is 160º.

Jebel Hammâm Farún. The hot springs bubble up at intervals from the sa...

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The stelae and ruins at Sârabít el Khâdim.  The latest of these stelae date from Ramese IV, of the twentieth century.

The stelae and ruins at Sârabít el Khâdim. The latest of these stelae...

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Arabs.  These Arabs are Towarah, who generally prefer turban and fez to gailey - striped kefiyeh.  One of them has in his hand the head of an ibex (bedan).

Arabs. These Arabs are Towarah, who generally prefer turban and fez t...

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The necropolis of Asyût, consisting of ancient rock-tombs and a modern cemetary (to the right), approached from the town by a bridge over a canal which skirts the cultivated land.

The necropolis of Asyût, consisting of ancient rock-tombs and a modern...

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Pylon of the temple of Thothmes III. At Medînet Habû.  Commonly called the small temple, in contradistinction to its greater neighbour. It has been restored and added to in Ptolomaic and Roman times.

Pylon of the temple of Thothmes III. At Medînet Habû. Commonly called...

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The Hill of Evil Counsel from the south wall, Jerusalem. The nearer hill-side is the eastern slope of Ophel; a good example of terrace cultivation

The Hill of Evil Counsel from the south wall, Jerusalem. The nearer hi...

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Magdala (Mejdel).  Beyond the village is the fertile plain of Gennesaret. It is three miles long and one mile in width.

Magdala (Mejdel). Beyond the village is the fertile plain of Gennesar...

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Bâb Shurky (East Gate), Damascus, an ancient Roman portal with three arches. The central and southern ones are now built up; the northern arch, now in use, is concealed by the Saracenic Gate, at right-angles with it. The Great Mosque can be seen in the distance.

Bâb Shurky (East Gate), Damascus, an ancient Roman portal with three a...

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Entrance to Wâdy Gharandel.

Entrance to Wâdy Gharandel.

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Wâdy Sidreh. The Wâdies Mukatteb, Sidreh and Igné all debouch into the Seib Sidreh.

Wâdy Sidreh. The Wâdies Mukatteb, Sidreh and Igné all debouch into the...

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Jebel Tâhúneh, the "Mountiain of the windmill." Opposite Serbâl, on the north side of the Feirân valley.  The ruined city Pheran, or Feiran, lies at its foot.

Jebel Tâhúneh, the "Mountiain of the windmill." Opposite Serbâl, on th...

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The Shrine of the Holy Sepulchre. The enormous candles at the entrance are lighted only on important festivals

The Shrine of the Holy Sepulchre. The enormous candles at the entrance...

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Masjed el Majahdin - Mosque of the Knights of the Crescent, Turkish Barracks, commonly called the Tower of Antonia. The cactus and caper-bush growing on the wall at right are especially characteristic of mural vegetation in Jerusalem

Masjed el Majahdin - Mosque of the Knights of the Crescent, Turkish Ba...

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Site of Ai. Its only name now is Et Tell, "the heap"

Site of Ai. Its only name now is Et Tell, "the heap"

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Jebá, the ancient Geba of Benjamin.  The shrine of Jebá is called Neby Yakub (Prophet Jacob)

Jebá, the ancient Geba of Benjamin. The shrine of Jebá is called Neby...

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Mosque of the Fountain, 'Ain Kârim.  Peasant-women washing clothes by beating them on blocks of stone

Mosque of the Fountain, 'Ain Kârim. Peasant-women washing clothes by ...

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'Anâta, on the site of Anathoth. There are the remains of ancient foundations here, and the quarries still supply Jerusalem with building stone

'Anâta, on the site of Anathoth. There are the remains of ancient foun...

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'Ain Hanîyeh, in the Valley of Roses, commonly called Philip's Fountain, and regarded as a sacred place by the Latins

'Ain Hanîyeh, in the Valley of Roses, commonly called Philip's Fountai...

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Joseph's tomb, from the north, showing the ruined kubbeh which adjoins it. The cenotaph and one of the pillars appear within the doorway

Joseph's tomb, from the north, showing the ruined kubbeh which adjoins...

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Moslem sanctuary above the reputed tomb of St. John, Samaria, within the ruined walls of a church dedicated to St. John, now used as a mosque

Moslem sanctuary above the reputed tomb of St. John, Samaria, within t...

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Nablus, the ancient Shechem.

Nablus, the ancient Shechem.

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Jenîn, the ancient en Gannim, from the hill above the cemetery, showing one of the outfalls of the stream which traverses the town

Jenîn, the ancient en Gannim, from the hill above the cemetery, showin...

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Ancient copy of the Samaritan Pentateuch.  In a silver-gilt case; it is protected by a red satin cover embroidered with inscriptions in gold thread

Ancient copy of the Samaritan Pentateuch. In a silver-gilt case; it i...

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Mount Tabor from Nain, showing its south-western slopes, dotted with dwarf oaks, locust, arbutts, lentisk, and terebinth trees

Mount Tabor from Nain, showing its south-western slopes, dotted with d...

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'Ain Jalûd, the Fountain of Jezreel, known also as Gideon's Fountain.  It flows from a cavernous recess in the base of Jebel Fukû'a (Mount Gilboa), and spreads out at once into a fine limpid pool forty or fifty feet in diameter

'Ain Jalûd, the Fountain of Jezreel, known also as Gideon's Fountain. ...

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Entrance to the cave of Endor.  Between two rocks overshadowed by a fig-tree; the cave itself is apparently a natural one, and has within it a never-failing spring of water, which originated the name En Dôr (the "fountain of Dôr").

Entrance to the cave of Endor. Between two rocks overshadowed by a fi...

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Tiberias., Egypt

Tiberias., Egypt

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The Sea of Galilee from Et Tâbighah, the supposed site of Bethsaida.  The dilapidated mill in the foreground is one of several which were built here by the celebrated Sheikh Dhaher el 'Amr, to utilise the copious streams for which this place is famous

The Sea of Galilee from Et Tâbighah, the supposed site of Bethsaida. ...

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The Jordan at Bâniâs (Cæsarea Philippi).  Bâniâs is merely the Arabic pronunciation of the ancient Panias of the Greeks and Romans. In the foreground is a peasant carrying a plough.

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The cliffs of Sûk Wâdy, Barada.  A modern bridge of a single arch spans the river, and the road crosses from the right to the left bank. This is the narrowest part of the gorge, and the cliffs that shut it in are not more than a hundred feet apart.

The cliffs of Sûk Wâdy, Barada. A modern bridge of a single arch span...

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The south-east corner of the Temple of the Sun, Ba'albek.  At the east end of this temple there was a vestibule with a row of fluted columns within the outer line of plain columns; only two of these are now standing

The south-east corner of the Temple of the Sun, Ba'albek. At the east...

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The castle of the Museilihah ("The palace of weapons"). It stands on a precipitous rock by the Nahr el Jozeh, in the middle of a wooded valley, and commands the pass. It was until recently occupied by a band of brigands, the terror of travellers.

The castle of the Museilihah ("The palace of weapons"). It stands on a...

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The convent of Mount Carmel.  Its terraced roof commands extensive views alonf the coast, north and south.  The building on the left is used for the accomodation of native pilgrims, and is surmounted by a light house four hundred and seventy feet above the sea.

The convent of Mount Carmel. Its terraced roof commands extensive vie...

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Ruins of the church of St. George at Ludd, the ancient Lydda.  The nave and the north aisle have recently been converted into a Greek church; the south aisle is destroyed, and the remainder is used as the court of a mosque.

Ruins of the church of St. George at Ludd, the ancient Lydda. The nav...

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Landing at Jaffa. This is always attended with difficulty, as there is no harbor for large vessels at Jaffa.  Steamers are obliged to anchor in the roadstead, about half a mile from the shore, and passengers are landed in small Arab boats.

Landing at Jaffa. This is always attended with difficulty, as there is...

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Engedi, the fountain of the Kid ('Ain Jidy). The sparkling limpid water is warm, rather sweet and impregnated with lime.  To the left there is an example of the remarkable esclepiad called in Arabic 'osher ; it bears a bladder-like fruit filled with long silky hairs, used by Arabs as tinder for their matchlocks.

Engedi, the fountain of the Kid ('Ain Jidy). The sparkling limpid wate...

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Wâdy es Sunt, the Valley of Elah.   The scene of David's encounter with Goliath.  THe valley winds between the low hills and enters the plain of Philistia opposite Tel es Sâfy.

Wâdy es Sunt, the Valley of Elah. The scene of David's encounter wit...

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Eshdûd, the ancient Ashdod.  Called by the Greeks Azotus.  The modern village stands on the slope of a hill, one hundred feet above the sea, and three miles from the shore.  The green knoll in the foreground is crowned by the wely of Sheikh Ibrahim el Matbûk.

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Valley of Berachah.  Jehosaphat's 'valley of blessing.' A wide open vale between Tekoa and the road from Hebron to Bethlehem. In the foreground there is a lime-kiln, and on the distant hill a ruined site, two thousand eight hundred and fifeen feet above the sea, called Khurbet Bereikuh.

Valley of Berachah. Jehosaphat's 'valley of blessing.' A wide open va...

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The Valley of Beit Jibrîn. With a distant view of the sea and sandy coast hills.  On the hillside on the left the entrance to one of the great caverns with which this district abounds is shown.  In the foreground a shepherd is sleeping; near to him are his dog and gun and double-reed pipe.

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At school.  Small wooden boards painted white serve instead of books, the lessons being written on them in ink by the schoolmaster, and renewed from time to time.  The children, seated on the floor, read or recite the appointed lesson all at once, while rocking themselves to and fro or swaying from side to side.

At school. Small wooden boards painted white serve instead of books, ...

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The Nile, from Luxor. The two women in the foreground wear the ordinary black burko', or veil, joined to the head-dress by a piece of cane placed between the eyes.

The Nile, from Luxor. The two women in the foreground wear the ordinar...

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Village barbers. The two singular structures on the left are pigeon-houses. The domes are formed of earthen pots of oval form ; each pair of pigeons occupies a separate pot.  These birds are kept solely for the sake of the manure they yield.

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Philae., Egypt

Philae., Egypt

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Tarfah or tamarisk grove, Wâdy es Sheikh. This fine grove is called Tarfat el Gidarin.  The wâdy itself cuts through the granite wall which fences in Sinai.

Tarfah or tamarisk grove, Wâdy es Sheikh. This fine grove is called Ta...

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In a Cairo garden.  Where the date-palm, the Cactus optunia, almond-trees, acacias, and sycamores, the common trees of the country, flourish.  During the reign of the Khedive Isma'îl about two hundred different kinds of trees, chiefly of East Indian origin, were planted in great numbers in the new parks and gardens of Cairo.

In a Cairo garden. Where the date-palm, the Cactus optunia, almond-tr...

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Tombs of the Memlûks." The whole of this region is dotted with gravestones and is still used as a burial ground.

Tombs of the Memlûks." The whole of this region is dotted with gravest...

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Tomb- mosque of El- Ashraf Barsabay.  In the Eastern Cemetary, or so-called "Tomb of the Khalifs."  It is constructed of alternate courses of pale red and yellowish white limestone.  Barsabay died A.D. 1438

Tomb- mosque of El- Ashraf Barsabay. In the Eastern Cemetary, or so-c...

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List of Contents.

List of Contents.

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The Upper Pool of Siloam.  Its walls are covered with mosses and ferns, especially the maidenhair fern with which the picture is appropriately bordered

The Upper Pool of Siloam. Its walls are covered with mosses and ferns...

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The citadel, Damascus.  A large oblong structure surrounded by a moat. There are twelve projecting towers, two of which are shown above. In the foreground there is a café, in the upper balcony of which a turbaned player holds up a winning card exultingly.

The citadel, Damascus. A large oblong structure surrounded by a moat....

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