пятница, 15 марта 2019 г.

Palestinian maqams in old drawings

Blatt 34r - 073

Blatt 47v - 100

View of part of Jerusalem

The remains of Tiberias on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (fragment)

View of Nazareth from the south

Gaza, March 21th 1839 (fragment)

Jenin, April 19th 1839 (fragment)

Nablous, April 17th 1839 (fragment)

Sidon, April 28th 1839 (fragment)

Source: wellcomecollection.org; eng.travelogues.gr

John W. Dulles. The Ride Through Palestine. Philadelphia, 1881.

Nablus, view of the west

Nabi Yunus

Thomas Jenner. Palestine [et] Liban, récit d'un voyage à travers la Judée, la Samarine, la Galilée et la Syrie. Traduit de l'anglais. Paris, 1883

Pools of Solomon

Nablus, view of the west

Bon Ludovic de Vaux. La Palestinee. Paris, 1883


пятница, 11 января 2019 г.

18. Muslim shrines in Palestinian Authority

Maqam sheikh Sheiban
مقام الشيخ شيبان
קבר שייח' שיבאן

The maqam of sheikh Sheiban is marked on the PEF map (Sheet XVII). Until nowadays it has been an active Muslim shrine, as it is located on the territory of the Palestinian Authority, the people of al-Bireh visit it. Recenly some reconstruction works have been proceeded in the maqam: the inner rooms have been whitewashed, the dome — painted green and topped with a small spire with a crescent. At the entrance there appeared an Arabic inscription “Maqam Sheiban”, and also a traditional Shahada.

Photo of 2012

View from the north

View from the west

The domed room is 8.05 x 7.10 m. The dome has an octagonal base. In front of the mihrab there lies a big carpet for prayers. The sheikh's cenotaph is located in a little domed annex on the eastern side of the maqam. First, the cenotaph might be in the main building, in front of the mihrab.

A small Muslim cemetery borders with the maqam; there are a few recent burials.

The mihrab

View from the west

Route. Turn from Route 466 to the asphalt road which the Israeli use to get to settlement Psagot, located to the south from Beit El. In a kilometer you see mountain Sheiban topped with the maqam to the west from the road. You can reach it taking quite a steep path, which is hardly visible among stones and bushes.

Visited: 14.08.15
Coordinates: 31°54'27.1"N 35°14'11.1"E
Location of the object on Google Maps