Photo, Print, Drawing To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Scene in the midst of el-Kaa.
About this Item
- To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Scene in the midst of el-Kaa.
- Contributor Names
- American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer
- Created / Published
- [approximately 1900 to 1920]
- Subject Headings
- - Egypt--Sinai.
- - Egypt--Sinai
- Format Headings
- Dry plate negatives.
- - Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?].
- - Photograph taken from the central section of EL Qa'a Plain, looking northeast and showing the vicinity of Wadi Hibran to the right, the square-shape summit of Gebel Serbal Umm Takha and the vicinity of Wadi Wirqa in front of it in centre-right, Gebel Gamra and crown-shape summit of Gebel Serbal (behind it in the far horizon) in the centre from a 30km plus distance and the vicinity of Wadi Sigilliya in-between, the V-shape pass between Wadi Giba' and Wadi Ajeleh in centre-left, and the pyramid-shape mountain of Gebel Goz in centre-left and Gebel Abura to its left behind the tree. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
- - Neolithic sites (tombs and dwellings) are scattered along the eastern edge of El Qa'a Plain at the foot of the granite mountain region of South Sinai, forming four clusters from north to south (6,000-4,500 BCE): Wadi Abura, Wadi Giba', Wadi Wirqa (Ramouz, north stream) and Abu Gedar area (Khawr), in addition to two clusters at the outlet of Wadi A'raba El Saghir and U'grat Suleiman. Gebel Naqus and Gebel Abu Suweira form the southern tip of the plateau of Gebel Qabiliyat and Gebel A'raba on the Gulf of Suez. Camels replaced feral donkeys in transportation in 2nd millennium BCE, though domesticated donkeys are still used in the High Mountains of Sinai Peninsula. Abu Qfas area at the foot of Gebel Naqus opposite to the seashore was a key way station in Sinai Peninsula. The 1,400 plus two-group rock inscriptions were written in Greek, Nabatean, Arabic (Christian/pre-Islamic and later Medieval), and modern Bedouin. There are ruins of four Byzantine monastic complexes at Ras and Bir Abu Suweira on the coast to the south of Abu Qfas area (4th century CE). Awlad Sa'aed tribe (14th century CE) and other tribes inhabit El Qa'a Plain. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
- - Caption on negative: Scene in the midst of El-Kaa.
- - Date from Matson LOT cards.
- - Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.
- 1 negative : glass, stereograph, dry plate ; 5 x 7 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- LC-M32- 1574 [P&P]
- Source Collection
- G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- Digital Id
- matpc 01987 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/matpc.01987
- Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-DIG-matpc-01987 (digital file from original photo)
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on publication.
- Online Format
- 1 negative : glass, stereograph, dry plate ; 5 x 7 in.
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American Colony . Photo Dept, photographer. To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Scene in the midst of el-Kaa. Egypt Sinai, 1900. [Approximately to 1920] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/mpc2004004306/PP/.
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American Colony . Photo Dept, photographer. (1900) To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Scene in the midst of el-Kaa. Egypt Sinai, 1900. [Approximately to 1920] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mpc2004004306/PP/.
MLA citation style:
American Colony . Photo Dept, photographer. To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Scene in the midst of el-Kaa. [Approximately to 1920] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mpc2004004306/PP/>.