Photo, Print, Drawing To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Jebel Serbal seen from el-Kaa.
About this Item
- To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Jebel Serbal seen from 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?].
- - Date from Matson LOT cards.
- - 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 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 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)
- - Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.
- 1 negative : glass, stereograph, dry plate ; 5 x 7 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- LC-M32- 1575 [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 01988 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/matpc.01988
- Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-DIG-matpc-01988 (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. Jebel Serbal seen from el-Kaa. Egypt Sinai, 1900. [Approximately to 1920] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/mpc2004004322/PP/.
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American Colony . Photo Dept, photographer. (1900) To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Jebel Serbal seen from el-Kaa. Egypt Sinai, 1900. [Approximately to 1920] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mpc2004004322/PP/.
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American Colony . Photo Dept, photographer. To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Jebel Serbal seen from el-Kaa. [Approximately to 1920] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mpc2004004322/PP/>.