Photo, Print, Drawing To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Ascending the Wady Hebran.
About this Item
- To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Ascending the Wady Hebran.
- 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 in the centre from a 20km plus distance and the vicinity of Wadi Sigilliya behind it, and El Qa'a Plain and the mainstream of Wadi Hibran in the foreground. (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. Camels replaced feral donkeys in transportation in 2nd millennium BCE, though domesticated donkeys are still used in the High Mountains of Sinai Peninsula. Gebel Serbal towers Feiran Oasis to the south. The oasis was also known as Palm Grove of B'aal and thought to be the true location of Mount Sinai (Biblical Sinai) in 3rd century CE. Byzantine monastic sites are scattered on the southern slopes of Gebel Serbal at Hajar El Lombarda (Erkym), Shenenir, Umm Ba'atran, Sigilliya and El Karm vicinity (5th-10th centuries CE). Wadi Hibran is part of the route from El Tur on the Gulf of Suez to Mount Sinai (Biblical Sinai) and is known and is known as part of "Siqqat Abbas Basha". It was traversed by Abbas Helmi I, the Khedive of Egypt (1849-54). The pasha visited Sinai Peninsula in 1853-54 and paved several paths. As a result, the route became more frequented by travellers between mid-19th and early 20th centuries 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: Jebel Serbal as seen from the.
- - 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- 1576 [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 01989 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/matpc.01989
- Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-DIG-matpc-01989 (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. Ascending the Wady Hebran. Egypt Sinai, 1900. [Approximately to 1920] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/mpc2004004307/PP/.
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American Colony . Photo Dept, photographer. (1900) To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Ascending the Wady Hebran. Egypt Sinai, 1900. [Approximately to 1920] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mpc2004004307/PP/.
MLA citation style:
American Colony . Photo Dept, photographer. To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Ascending the Wady Hebran. [Approximately to 1920] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mpc2004004307/PP/>.