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The summit of Gebel Moosa, Sinai, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/7

Scope and Contents

219 x 156 mm. A view looking towards the summit of Gebel Moosa from a plateau on lower ground. Frith comments: 'The view is taken from the high irregular plateau from which rises the loftiest summit ... The perpendicular forms of the granite of the rounded height, utterly bared by the storms, rise grandly from the base, covered, like the lower region in the foreground, with washed-down fragments. Immediately before us is a deserted tract, among the loose stones of which grow prickly desert-shrubs, the food of camels. The little tent, and the Arabs seated around it, are appropriate to the country; they are Tor Bedawees, the first genuine Arabs whom the traveller sees in the ordinary eastern route ...''


  • Creation: 1860


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.




Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-07 15:20:59+00:00

Includes index.

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