Photo, Print, Drawing Sinai. Sunrise from summit of Gebel Mousa

[ digital file from original photo ]

About this Item

Title
Sinai. Sunrise from summit of Gebel Mousa
Contributor Names
Matson Photo Service, photographer
Created / Published
between 1950 and 1977.
Subject Headings
-  Egypt--Sinai.
-  Egypt--Sinai
Format Headings
Slides.
Notes
-  Title from: Matson color slides and filmstrips of Bible Lands ... , the Matson Photo Service.
-  Photograph taken from the summit of Mount Sinai (Biblical Sinai or Gebel Musa), looking southeast during the sunrise and showing the vicinity of Wadi Sebaa'iya at Umm Desis section in the foreground, the square-summit of Gebel Khuzeima and part of the ring dyke of the High Mountains of Sinai Peninsula in the centre, Gebel Muzeimar in the far horizon to its right from a 29km distance, Gebel Amlag in the horizon to the Bedouin's left, and the mountain range of Gebel Abu Mas'ud behind the Bedouin. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
-  Three prehistoric sites are located at the downstream area Wadi El Sebaa'iya date back to Middle Paleolithic (<17,000 BCE), Epi-Paleolithic (17,000-8,300 BCE) and Pre-Pottery Neolithic (B) (6,700-6,000 BCE). Umm Zarabeh area in Wadi Nasb between Gebel Khuzeima and Gebel Amlag is known for its prehistoric stone-built burials "Nawamis". The burials date back to the Chalcolithic-Early Bronze Age (5th-4th millenniums BCE). The contemporary church of the Holy Trinity and Cleft of the Rock on the summit of Mount Sinai was built (re-constructed) in 1934 CE at the site and from the ruins of four earlier churches, including Julian Saba's first church on the summit in 363 CE, Justinian's church in 6th century CE, a mid-late medieval church, and the fourth church visible in the photograph. The mosque was built from the same ruins to the southeast of the church and above the traditional site of Moses rock cave of the 40 days and nights, in addition to inscriptions by pilgrims and travellers scattered on the summit. The ring dyke (the ring of fire) is a volcanic mountain chain which encircles the northern half of the High Mountains of Sinai Peninsula and acts as a natural boundary with the surrounding uplands, where several mountain passes are used as natural gateways. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
-  On slide mount: Sinai. Sunrise from summit of Jebel Mousa.
-  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.
-  Gift; Episcopal Home; 1978.
Medium
1 slide : color ; 2 x 2 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
LC-M305- SL15-1684 [P&P]
Source Collection
G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
matpc 23026 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/matpc.23026
Control Number
mpc2010000404/PP
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-matpc-23026 (digital file from original photo)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
image
Description
1 slide : color ; 2 x 2 in.

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