Photo, Print, Drawing To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Chapel of St. Mary.
About this Item
- To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Chapel of St. Mary.
- 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?].
- - Caption on negative: Chapel of St. Mary.
- - Date from Matson LOT cards.
- - Photograph taken from Siqqat Sydina Musa along the Byzantine monastic and pilgrimage naqb to the summit of Mount Sinai (Biblical Sinai) and above the chapel of Our Lady of the Storehouse, The Virgin Mary (Oikonimissa or Bursar), looking north and showing the rock walls of the naqb to the right and left, and the pointed summits of Gebel Meraja in upper-right, form a 1.6km distance. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
- - Siqqat Sydina Musa is recognised as the traditional naqb followed by prophet Mosses to the summit of Biblical Mount Sinai. The monks paved the path using 3,750 rock steps from Saint Catherine Monastery to the summit in 4th-7th centuries CE, in addition to mountain chapels and Byzantine monastic structures scattered across the valley and on the plateau of Biblical Mount Horeb and Mount Sinai, including ruined buildings (dwellings), hermit cells, prayer niches, rock-paved paths, rock inscriptions and agricultural plots (water dams, reservoirs & cisterns, conduits and retaining walls). The Byzantine monks, pilgrims and travellers (and later tourists) traversed the same route in the footsteps of Moses to the summit of Mount Sinai since 4th century CE, until the construction of Siqqat Abbas Basha in 1853-54 CE, by Abbas Helmi I the Khedive of Egypt (1849-54). Several ancient monastic and pilgrimage routes lead to the plateau. The chapel of Our Lady of the Storehouse, The Virgin Mary (Oikonimissa or Bursar) was built in 9th-10th centuries CE at the site of the vision of Virgin Mary by the Economos of Saint Catherine Monastery, on a final ascent to the holy summit before abounding the monastery as a result of a plague of fleas and shortages in food. The miracle saved the monks according to the tradition. (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- 1664 [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 02067 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/matpc.02067
- Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-DIG-matpc-02067 (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. Chapel of St. Mary. Egypt Sinai, 1900. [Approximately to 1920] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/mpc2004004385/PP/.
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American Colony . Photo Dept, photographer. (1900) To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Chapel of St. Mary. Egypt Sinai, 1900. [Approximately to 1920] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mpc2004004385/PP/.
MLA citation style:
American Colony . Photo Dept, photographer. To Sinai via the Red Sea, Tor, and Wady Hebran. Chapel of St. Mary. [Approximately to 1920] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mpc2004004385/PP/>.