Unexplored Syria Volume 1; Visits to the Libanus, the Tulul El Safa, the Anti-Libanus, the Northern Libanus, and the 'Alah

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 Excerpt: ... to a volcanic cone almost bare of vegetation in the Jebel Duriiz Hauran; the latter means a ragged bush, as in the Jebel el Hish, which continues the southern Hermon. Of the word Hirsh I shall presently speak. Burckhardt, noticing Hish and Hirsh, saj's that both are applied to 'forests' where the trees grow...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 Excerpt: ... to a volcanic cone almost bare of vegetation in the Jebel Duriiz Hauran; the latter means a ragged bush, as in the Jebel el Hish, which continues the southern Hermon. Of the word Hirsh I shall presently speak. Burckhardt, noticing Hish and Hirsh, saj's that both are applied to 'forests' where the trees grow twenty paces from one another. traveller had remarked a scene somewhat similar. 'Among the most striking characteristics of the Negeb, or South Country of the Bible, are miles of hill-sides and valleys covered with the small stone heaps in regular swathes, along which the grapes were trained, and which still retain the name of Teleilat el 'Anab, or grape-mounds' (Desert of the Tik, &c. p. 21). In other places they were called 'Rujum el Kunim, or vineyard (vine?) heaps' (p. 45). The stranger who passes through beautiful Jaulan on the high-road from Banyas to Damascus first sees these cairns and swathes. The broken ground at the foot of El Kulayb was bright with the Kiskays, a species of vetch; the Sha'arari, or red poppy; and the Sha'arari el Hamir, 'donkey' or yellow poppy; mistletoe, with ruddy berries, clung to the hawthorn boughs, as has been observed upon the olives in the highlands of Judea and in the regions east of the Jordan; and the vivid green of the maple and the sumach, whose berries are here eaten, contrasted with the dark foliage of the ilex-oak scrub, and of the wild white honeysuckle. Cultivation extended high up the southern flank, and the busy Druze peasantry was at work, the women in white and blue (Argentine colours), each, like the Tapada of the last generation in Peruvian Lima, sedulously veiling all but one eye. Half an hour led us from the village to the base; after eight minutes we left our horses upon a sheltered strip of f...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150251337
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 82
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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