It seems to have formed the approach to the Palace, or pile of building in the centre, called by the Arabs Kusr Faron (Pharaoh’s Castle).
The Engraving gives a conception of the manner in which the more serious affairs of the natives are conducted.
The Arch-way in the Engraving, in the lower Roman style, is little more than a heap of stones.
Among the hills in the approach to Petra, the most striking is Mount Hor, from its boldness and height, and still more, from its connexion with Scripture.
The edifice in front is of larger dimensions, and has four entrances, adorned by pilasters and ornaments in the florid style.
Near the mouth of the chasm El Sik (Bab as-Sīq, Gateway to the Siq), an Arch, at a considerable height, connects the rocks on either side.
Ancient rock-cut watch-tower overlooking the valleys of El Ghor and Akabah. February 5th, 1839.
David Roberts set out from Cairo for the Holy Land on 7 February 1839, with a small caravan including servants in Arabian and Turkish dress
It is perhaps too early to predict the future importance of the relatively quiet quay of Suez, the direct passage between Europe and Asia through the Red Sea.
Men resting their camels and smoking by the approach to Mount Sinai. This View is taken from the Encampment at Wady Barah of the Artist and his party.