Photo, Print, Drawing Sinai
About this Item
- Created / Published
- [between 1898 and 1946]
- Subject Headings
- - Egypt--Sinai.
- - Egypt--Sinai
- Format Headings
- Dry plate negatives.
- - Title from negative sleeve.
- - Photograph taken just below the summit of Ras El Sefsafa (Monacha, Biblical Mount Horeb), looking northwest and showing El Tih Plateau in central Sinai in the far horizon from a 75km distance, the western slopes of Gebel San'a and enclave of El A'gramiya area below the twin summit of Gebel Umm Gelekh in centre-right, the pointed summits of Gebel Zebb Rubi' in the background in centre-right, El Raha Plain and the twin summits of Gebel Hagig in the centre, the vicinities of Naqb El Hawa to its right and Wadis Ginab, Tilah & Madman to its left in the centre, the tooth-shape summits of Gebel Na'aga in the far horizon in centre-left, the esatern slopes of Gebel Fadaliya, Samr El Tinya and Fara'a from south to north to the left, and the low-elevated round-shape summit of Gebel Rubsha (El Ghabsheh) and El Melga Plain in the foreground. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
- - El Raha and El Melga Plains are dotted by prehistoric sites date back to Upper Paleolithic (37,000-34,000 BCE), Middle Paleolithic (>17,000 BCE) and Pre-Pottery Neolithic (B) (6,700-6,000 BCE). El Raha Plain is recognised as the traditional location where the Israelites encamped at the foot of Biblical Mount Horeb. Naqb El Hawa has acted as the entry gate to Mount Sinai (Biblical Sinai) and Saint Catherine Monastery for pilgrims, travellers and scholars since 4th century CE, marked by scattered Byzantine monastic structures (4th-7th centuries CE). Al Sana' family from Al Hamayda quarter of the Gebaliya tribe lives at El A'gramiya area. Abu Sila village is located at the northwestern end of El Raha Plain and is occupied by other families: Abu Ghanayim, and Li'fali, Abu G'is, Duquni, Abu 'lLwan and Abu Kirshan, from Awlad Silim and Awlad Gindi quarters respectively. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
- - Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor, the Matson Photo Service.
- - Guide card: Sinai.
- - Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.
- 1 negative : glass, stereograph, dry plate ; 4 x 5 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- LC-M32- 51749-x [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 09665 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/matpc.09665
- Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-DIG-matpc-09665 (digital file from original photo)
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on publication.
- Online Format
- 1 negative : glass, stereograph, dry plate ; 4 x 5 in.
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Sinai. Egypt Sinai, None. [Between 1898 and 1946] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/mpc2005001133/PP/.
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Sinai. Egypt Sinai, None. [Between 1898 and 1946] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mpc2005001133/PP/.
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Sinai. [Between 1898 and 1946] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mpc2005001133/PP/>.