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External view of the chapel of the Aedicule (Holy Sepulchre and chapel of the Angel's Stone). Section of the two champers of the Aedicule (Holy Sepulchre and chapel of the Angel's Stone).
Plan of the Aedicule in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. The first room of the Aedicule (chapel of the Angel's Stone), seen from the entrance to the Aedicule.
Camel carrying gifts from the Sultan to the Holy Mosque of Mecca during the Ramadan. Auxiliary camel forming part of the Caravan to Mecca.
A caravan departs from Istanbul to the Holy Mosque of Mecca during the Ramadan, with sacred camels and gifts from the Sultan.
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Panoramic view of Mecca. On the foreground, the Mosque of Mecca (Al-Masjid al-Haram) and the Holy Rock of Kaaba.
Church and mosque on the site where God gave the tablets of the Ten Commandments to Moses on the Holy Summit or Mount Moses (Gebel Mousa). Monastery of the Forty Martyrs. The summit of Saint Catherine, on which, according to tradition, the Angels laid down the remains of the Saint.
Church of the Apparition of the Virgin on Mount Horeb. The site where God spoke to Moses on the Holy Summit or Mount Moses (Gebel Musa).
Tomb of Saint Barbara, possibly in the Coptic quarter of Cairo. View of the Pyramids of Giza; according to the author, they were the granaries of the Pharaohs of Egypt, built by Joseph son of Jacob.
Church of the Virgin on the ouskirts of Cairo, on the site of the cave where the Holy Family hid while in Egypt (Santa Maria della Cava). Church outside Cairo near the former, (Santa Maria della Scala), with a red column which the Virgin hugged, leaving an indelible white imprint.
The tools used by Noah to construct the Ark. Port of Beirut.
Τα εργαλεία της Κιωτού απεικονίζονται σε σχέση με την επίσκεψη του περιηγητή σε σπήλαιο στον δρόμο από τη Δαμασκό προς τη Βηρυττό, στο…
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Remains of castle on the outskirts of Bethany, supposed house of Mary Magdalene. Fortress outside Bethany, called “Red Tower” (Torre Rossa) due to the many massacres which had taken place there. Site outside Bethany where Jesus wept when he heard of Lazarus' death from Mary Magdalene.
Fountain of archangel Gabriel in Nazareth, today site of the Orthodox hurch of the Annunciation in Nazareth. According to a certain tradition, Virgin Mary had gone to the well for water when archangel Gabriel appeared before her. Upon seeing Gabriel, the Virgin let the pail she was carrying fall and ran frightened back to her house. According to the author, at the time of his pilgrimage the church was used by Indian Christians (Alaphis), it is however possible that he is referring to Nestorian Christians.
View of Nazareth. In the foreground, the cave where the house of Virgin Mary was, and where the Annunciation to the Virgin took place (today, catholic Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth). According to the tradition related by the author, Virgin Mary became frightened upon seeing Archangel Gabriel before her and hid behind the column depicted in the illustration.
Remains of the monastery of the Shepherds, the site where the Angel appeared before the shepherds and announced the birth of Jesus Christ, at Beit Sahur (Village of the Shepherds) on the outskirts of Bethlehem. Site of the house of Saint John the Baptist at Ein Karem on the outskirts of Jerusalem; according to another tradition, it is also the site where Mary visited Elizabeth (today, Church of the Visitation at Ein Karem).
View of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre with the stone which commemorates the spot of the third fall of Christ on the route to Golgotha.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. In the foreground, a Turk charges the pilgrims their entrance to the church.
Jacob Breuning, his companion Carlier de Pinon and their guide on their trip from Egypt to Palestine. Jacob Breuning and his companion wear Ottoman costumes, yet their hats are similar to those of Christian pilgrims. In the same context, their guide carries a pilgrim as well as a rosario.
View of Mount Sinai with Saint Catherine's Monastery, as well as other monasteries and chapels.
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