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.
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… 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.
Of the two figures pictured here, the man might still, today, be seen walking the streets of Mecca. The woman, however, is a sort of dancing girl
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Souks are an almost universal feature of an oriental Arab city and usually also its economic centre.
The figures introduced were all drawn on the spot, and convey an accurate representation of the female costume of Nazareth.
Syria is a state in the Near East and part of the Mashreq. Syria borders Israel and Jordan to the south, Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north and Iraq to the east.
The dress of the Arab tribes on the route to Petra.
Besharah, of the Beni Said tribe, a member of the artists’ travelling party in Egypt, Sinai and Akabah.
The Engraving gives a conception of the manner in which the more serious affairs of the natives are conducted.
Ancient rock-cut watch-tower overlooking the valleys of El Ghor and Akabah. February 5th, 1839.
The “Rock of Moses” is, from its size, a remarkable object: it rests isolated where it has fallen from the eastern Mountain above