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Sinai and Palestine. 5th edition

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Date

1860

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Special Collections DS107 S787 1860

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London: John Murray

Abstract

This colourful profile of elevations in Arthur P. Stanley’s Sinai and Palestine (1856) stretches from the African desert and the River Nile to Damascus, Syria. Two high peaks are shown: Mount Hermon (جبل الشيخ or جبل حرمون‎ / Jabal al-Shaykh or Jabal Haramun; Hebrew: Har Hermon), which is at 2,814 m (9,232 ft) above sea level, the highest point in Syria; and Mount Sinai (طُور سِينَاء‎, Jabal Mūsā, lit. ‘Moses’ Mountain’ or ‘Mount Moses’; Hebrew: הַר סִינַי‬, Har Sinai), which is at 2,285 m (7,497 ft). The highest peak in the Middle East is Iran’s Mount Damavand, at 5,610 m (18,406 ft) above sea level. Stanley (1815–1881) travelled to Egypt, Arabia and Syria in 1852. This very popular work was the end-result. It also contains an appendix of Hebrew topographical words.

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Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, “Sinai and Palestine. 5th edition,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 22, 2018, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10722.

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