Agnes & Margaret Smith
Scottish Explorers of the Ancient Biblical World

Agnes Smith Lewis, Ph.D., D.D., Litt.D., LL.D., M.R.A.S. (1901); Agnes is 58 Years Old

Margaret Dunlop Gibson, D.D., Litt.D., LL.D., M.R.A.S. (1901); Margaret is 58 Years Old

Portrait of Agnes Smith Lewis at Westminster College, Cambridge, England

Portrait of Margaret Smith at Westminster College, Cambridge, England

Agnes and Margaret’s Childhood Home in Irvine, Scotland

William Bruce Robertson, Agnes and Margaret’s Influential Childhood Presbyterian Pastor who Introduced Them to the Archaeology of the Holy Land

Agnes in Greek Costume in Athens During Her Visit to Greece with Margaret and Grace in 1883

Agnes Smith (date unknown)

James Young Gibson - Margaret Married James in 1883

Samuel Savage Lewis - Agnes Married Samuel in 1887

Sinai Map_web1
Map of the Sinai Peninsula

The Place in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, where it is Believed that Jesus Was Crucified

The Tomb of Jesus in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

The Greek Altar in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The “Wells of Moses” in the Sinai

Interior of the Kykkos Monastery in Cypress

Panoramic Photo of St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai

St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai

St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai

Photo Taken By Margaret of St. Catherine’s Monastery (center) on the Day They Climbed Mount Sinai

A Page from the Sinaitic Syriac Palimpsest Discovered by Agnes and Now Known as the Lewis Codex. This Page is of Matthew XXV, 12-27. The Underwriting (i.e., a Portion of the Gospel of Matthew), Can Be Seen in the Right-Hand Margin

Photo Taken By Margaret of Monks in the Courtyard of St. Catherine’s Monastery

One of Their Porters with Some of Their Food (i.e., Chickens) on a Camel

Margaret’s Sketch of St. Catherine’s Monastery

The Entourage En Route Back to St. Catherine’s (1893). Left to right: Persis Burkitt, Mrs. Bensly, Agnes, Rendel Harris, and Ahmed

Agnes Applying the Reagent to the Palimpsest at St. Catherine’s Monastery (1893)

Agnes and Brother Euthymios (their Guide)

Brother Euthymios

Father Galakteon at St. Catherine’s (1892)

Galakteon (now Prior) with Bensly (wearing Fez) and Burkitt; Galakteon Died Two Weeks After the Party Left Sinai

Prophyrios, Archbishop of Mount Sinai, on One of His Visits to St. Catherine’s (1895)

The Monks’ Cells at St. Catherine’s Monastery

The Lewis Codex in its “Showcase of Honour” in St. Catherine’s Library, Displayed by Father Nicodemus, Galakteon’s Successor as Librarian (1895)

Mountains Near St. Catherine’s Monastery

Agnes in the Sinai (date unknown)

Maggie on a Camel in the Sinai (date unknown)

Margaret with Father Nicodemus and Unknown Scholar on Her Last Visit to St. Catherine’s (1906)

Agnes in the Robes of Her Final Doctorate, Trinity College, Dublin (1911)

Agnes and Margaret on Commemoration Day at Westminster College (ca 1914)

The Twins (left) with their Niece (top right) and Husband & Daughter, in a Mock Studio Biplane (ca. 1914)

Castebrae, Chesterton Lane: the Twins’ Cambridge Home

Professor Robert Bensly

Dr. J. Rendel Harris

Professor Francis Burkitt, towards the End of His Career (ca. 1930)

Persis Burkitt (Francis’ Wife)

Solomon Schechter