Travelers at the wells of Moses, or Eyun Musa, on the eastern side of the Gulf of Suez.
The convent of St. Catherine. “The front of Mount Horeb rose like a wall before us, and one can approach quite to the foot, and touch the Mount.”
The Artist has taken the Sketch about due South of the Convent, looking upon the track which he pursued from the presumed Plain of the Israelite Encampment.
Journey to Mount Sinai. The path to the summit of Mount Sinai leads through a gorge in the southwest. One of the Monks of the Convent stationed himself there in prayer.
This Sketch gives a portion of the Israelite march to Sinai. The foot of the Pass before us, called by the Arabs Nukb Hâwy (Windy Pass).
Those Chapels are placed on what is traditionally regarded as the summit of Sinai.
The island of Cyprus was known to the Hebrews under the name of Chetim (or Kittim), from Kittim the son of Javan, the son of Japhet, the son of Noah.
The interior of the Chapel of St. Catherine is probably the oldest and the richest of all the Eastern churches
The “Rock of Moses” is, from its size, a remarkable object: it rests isolated where it has fallen from the eastern Mountain above
This scene represents the arrival of the caravan of the Artist and his companions, in the country, and at the tents of the Aulad-Sa’id.