The Damascus Gate or Bab al-Amud, is one of the main gates and the largest city gate of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem. April 5th 1839. View of Jerusalem from a distance. The city is called by the Arabs, El-Kuds (the Holy); and also by Arabian writers, Bek El-Mukaddas (the Sanctuary).
The monkish opinion is, that into this cavern the Apostle James retired during the interval between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Armenian bishop has taken his place in front of the altar.
The cemetery of Jaffa, the former Joppa. It was one of the oldest seaport cities in Israel. The Holy Land illustrated by John Carne 1836.
General view of Beirut with a wide view over the sea, in the background the massifs of the Lebanon Mountains.
A rainy day in Alexandria in December or January is one of the most disconsolate things in the world.
Cairo is considered the best school of ‘Arabic literature; and there is no other place in which we can obtain such a complete knowledge of the Arabs.
The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx at Gizeh, the most remarkable figure of its kind.
The binish, like the kaftan, is spread all over the Near East. Those countries where it is chiefly worn are Egypt, W. Arabia, Syria, Asia Minor, and Turkey.