Caravans glide over its surface like gigantic fleets. The beautiful, mysterious oasis. A veritable ocean the mighty desert is. It has the same succession of limitless horizons, the same dreary monotony.
Auguste Racinet. The Costume History Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.
… look around on the ghastly and almost unearthly desolation of this scene, … the trials of the Israelites were far greater than we had ever before imagined.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
Gay Nineties. Late victorian fashion of the 1890s. In about fifteen minutes one can thus reach the summit of Cheops, which is now a platform about thirty feet square.
A view of the interior of the Chapel of Elijah on Mount Sinai, Egypt. The Orthodox chapel encloses an outcrop of rock that tradition equates with the source for the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments.
Souks are an almost universal feature of an oriental Arab city and usually also its economic centre.
The costume of the Monks of St. Catherine. The Superior is distinguished by a black cloak, the Brotherhood wear robes of the striped brown cloth.
The Nilometer of Roda is considered the most important Nilometer from Islamic times, it was rebuilt by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mutawakkil.
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.