AuthorHouse, 2007 - 488 pages
Recently discovered manuscript of a Grand Tour taken by a young American engineer in the years 1855 - 1857 encompassing Europe, Egypt and the Holy Land. Part II (this book) begins in Egypt where the author travels up and down the Nile, visiting tombs and villages. He continues on the "long desert route" to the Holy Land, retracing the probable route taken during the Exodus. Extensive observations are recorded in the Holy Land with insightful information and Biblical and social commentary. The route terminates in Beyrout, Syria (today Lebanon). The book contains contemporary maps and the author's own weather charts, and is generously annotated and profusely illustrated with original drawings by the author and "grangerized" engravings of the period. A selection of albumin prints (circa 1894) collected by the author's brother are also included. These prints illustrate many of the scenes described in the book.
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Akaba ancient appearance Arab Arabah arch ascending beautiful Bedouins boats broken building Cairo camels cataract centuries chambers Christian church cliffs colour columns covered Damascus dark Dead Sea deep descending desert desolate distance ditto dragoman east Edom Egypt Egyptian encampment excavated glen granite ground Hebron height hieroglyphics hills Holy hundred feet Israelites Jerusalem journey kings labour land limestone Luxor masonry masses massive miles mosque Mount Mount Hor mountain Mussulmen narrow nearly Nile Nubia numerous Oriental ornament passed plain precipices pyramids ravine Red Sea remains ridge river rocks rocky route rude ruins sacred Samaria sand sandstone scene sculptured Serbol shew shore shrine side Sinai slope stands stone strata strong summit surface surrounded Syene Syria temple Thebes thousand tion tombs town travellers valley vegetation village Wady walls whole wild wind