Nine and a half miles, on horseback, from Jerusalem in the unique grandeur of its situation (the Wilderness of Engedi, near the Dead Sea), the Laura of Mar Saba…
Two groups of poets, living in the seclusion of two monasteries were particularly involved in the dispute when at its height.
Early monastic life. Mar Saba, center of earlier Greek Hymns, Odes and Canons, and of the Quasi-Ecclesiastic Hymn.
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)
In the slope of the eastern Apennines, overlooking the Adriatic gulf, stands what may be called the European Nazareth.
One of the entrances to the temple area within which stands the Mosque of Omar.
Costume cuts and robe shapes from Arabia, Palestine and Syria.
In this View Achmet Aga, the Governor of Jerusalem, with a part of his Arab guard, occupy the foreground.
At Easter the neighbourhood of Jericho is frequented by Pilgrims, who come to purify themselves in the River Jordan.
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.
Palestine is a confusion of modern and ancient, a conglomeration of Moslems, Christians, and Jews of all sects and types, a babble of tongues, a wild array of costumes.