The View is taken from one of the hills of Engedi, immediately above the Convent of St. Saba
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Its location in the Jordan Rift Valley makes it the lowest city in the world, about ten kilometres north of the Dead Sea.
In this View Achmet Aga, the Governor of Jerusalem, with a part of his Arab guard, occupy the foreground.
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At Easter the neighbourhood of Jericho is frequented by Pilgrims, who come to purify themselves in the River Jordan.
… 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.
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.
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.
Group of horseriders on a plateau overlooking a landscape with the city of Sebaste, formely Samaria.
The figures introduced were all drawn on the spot, and convey an accurate representation of the female costume of Nazareth.
Hebron is one of the most memorable sites of Palestine, as the abiding place of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.