"Lord Jesus Christ!" exclaimed the pilgrim woman, crossing herself.
High, representing the Pilgrim Faith.
All were silent, only the pilgrim woman went on in measured tones, drawing in her breath.
Commissioned by Mehemet Ali to inform him about the situation in Nejd brought about by the rising power of Abdallah Ibn Rashid, Wallin left Cairo in April 1845, and crossing the pilgrim road at Ma`an, pushed on across the Syrian desert to the Wadi Sirhan and the Jauf oasis, where he halted during the hot summer months.
Hsiian Tsang, the celebrated Chinese pilgrim, visited Benares in the 7th century A.D.