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…
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Two groups of poets, living in the seclusion of two monasteries were particularly involved in the dispute when at its height.
The Church of St. Sophia Thessaloniki. The grand scene of the Ascension is one of the best specimens of Byzantine mosaic extant.
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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.
Its location in the Jordan Rift Valley makes it the lowest city in the world, about ten kilometres north of the Dead Sea.
Lady Hester Stanhope was an English aristocrat, antiquarian, and one of the most famous travellers of her age.
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.