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General View of Ramleh--Near the Plains of Sharon
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General View of Ramleh--Near the Plains of Sharon
General View of Ramleh--Near the Plains of Sharon [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Latin Convent
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.7 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Isaiah, xxxv:2.)--'It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon.' From the top of the tower of Ramleh there may be had a magnificent view of the whole plain of Sharon, from the mountains of Judea and Samaria to the sea, and from the foot of Carmel to the sandy deserts of Philistia. It must have been some such point of view as this that Solomon had of the plain of Sharon when he sang of the roses of Sharon. Ramleh is three hours' ride from Joppa, on the great commercial thoroughfare from Egypt to Damascus. Ramleh is surrounded by fruitful gardens of the finest oranges. Here is the largest Latin Convent in Palestine, founded in 1420 by Philip of Burgundy. It is used as a home for Franciscan pilgrims." See 5160BAI/LVi78CAJS (Voyager # 358038)
View of Ramleh with its minaret and mosque
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5352 LVii78CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries