The ruins of Baalbek. Drawn from nature by W. H. Bartlett
The Exploits of King Richard I. the Third Crusade. The siege of Acre. The third crusade.
The View is taken from one of the hills of Engedi, immediately above the Convent of St. Saba
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.
In the Benedictine system early Western monasticism is to be seen at its best. Its rule was generally adopted by the monasteries of Western Europe.
The Temples of Baalbek in Lebanon. Egypt and Palestine by Francis Frith
Early monastic life. Mar Saba, center of earlier Greek Hymns, Odes and Canons, and of the Quasi-Ecclesiastic Hymn.
In the slope of the eastern Apennines, overlooking the Adriatic gulf, stands what may be called the European Nazareth.
Its location in the Jordan Rift Valley makes it the lowest city in the world, about ten kilometres north of the Dead Sea.
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