The Convent of Sinai and Plain of Er-Raha, 1860
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225 x 159 mm. A view looking over a harsh and rocky valley landscape. Frith comments: 'In the view we look down the valley in which the convent stands towards the Plain of Er-Raha. The scene is strangely desolate. In the immediate foreground, up to the convent walls, stretches an arid tract strewn with broken fragments of rock, some of which are of vast size, as we see by comparing them with the little encampment in front. The fortress-like convent rises finely in the distance, and further still the Plain of Er-Raha is spread out beneath the encircling mountains, among which, to the left, in the extremest distance, may be seen the lofty ridge of Serbal.'
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Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer
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