Photo, Print, Drawing Sinai. Hill of Aaron from Jethro's path
About this Item
- Sinai. Hill of Aaron from Jethro's path
- Contributor Names
- Matson Photo Service, photographer
- Created / Published
- between 1950 and 1977.
- Subject Headings
- - Egypt--Sinai.
- - Egypt--Sinai
- Format Headings
- - Title from: Matson color slides and filmstrips of Bible Lands ... , the Matson Photo Service.
- - On slide mount: Hill of Aaron from Jethro's path.
- - On slide mount: Copyright Matson Photo Service.
- - Color slide reproduced from black and white negative or print which was handcolored, and then photographed with color film.
- - Slide made from image taken earlier by either the American Colony Photo Department or the Matson Photo Service.
- - Photograph taken from top of Naqb Sho'ieb to the northeast of Ras El Sefsafa (Monacha, Biblical Mount Horeb), looking north and showing the outlet of Wadi El Dier (Biblical Holy Valley) at the junction with Wadi El Sheikh, hill of Nabi Harun, and the southeastern slopes and the pointed summit of Gebel El Sana' blocking the horizon, from a 3.5km distance. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
- - The valley junction is located to the south of the Early Neolithic (A) site of Ugret El Mahd (8,300-7,500 BCE) and another unidentified earlier site before 8,300 BCE. Naqret El Baqara (the site of Biblical Golden Calf) is located close to the hill. There are Nabatean structures at the foot of the hill (1st century CE). The feast of Nabi Harun is celebrated every summer by the Gebaliya tribe, where there are other shrines among the Bedouin cemetery: Mansiyya, Nahama, Ahmed and Saleh. A mountain chapel was built next to the circular Bedouin shrine on the top of the hill in 1911 CE by the monks of Saint Catherine Monastery, suggesting the photograph was taken before that year. The boulders at the foot of the hill act as tomb stones, while they are unmarked but who-is-who is well-identified by the Bedouins. The site is close to El Khrazeen area of the Gebaliya tribe, where Al 'Urayr and Al Aqra' Bedouin families of Awlad Silim quarter live at El Khrazeen locality. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
- - Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.
- 1 slide : color ; 2 x 2 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- LC-M305- SL15-1673 [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 23020 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/matpc.23020
- Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-DIG-matpc-23020 (digital file from original photo)
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on publication.
- Online Format
- 1 slide : color ; 2 x 2 in.
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Matson Photo Service, photographer. Sinai. Hill of Aaron from Jethro's path. Egypt Sinai, None. Between 1950 and 1977. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/mpc2010000398/PP/.
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Matson Photo Service, photographer. Sinai. Hill of Aaron from Jethro's path. Egypt Sinai, None. Between 1950 and 1977. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mpc2010000398/PP/.
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Matson Photo Service, photographer. Sinai. Hill of Aaron from Jethro's path. Between 1950 and 1977. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mpc2010000398/PP/>.