Unexplored Syria Volume 2; 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: ...Sitt Belkis--Queen Belkis' Castle--and described as a massive building standing at the water's edge; it is clearly visible from Tell Nebi Mand, to the northeast of which, about two miles distant, is an entrenched camp some 400 yards square, and known as Tell S'finet Nun--the Mound of Noah's Ark. This was ...
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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: ...Sitt Belkis--Queen Belkis' Castle--and described as a massive building standing at the water's edge; it is clearly visible from Tell Nebi Mand, to the northeast of which, about two miles distant, is an entrenched camp some 400 yards square, and known as Tell S'finet Nun--the Mound of Noah's Ark. This was probably a Roman post of observation to guard the entrance of the Buka'a. From Tell Nebi Mand three days' riding brought me to Damascus. APPENDIX TO VOLUME II. VOL. II. I. ANTHBOPOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS FROM THE HOLY LAND. At the meeting of the Anthropological Institute for November 20, 1871, the following papers were read: On Anthropological Collections from the Holy Land. By Richard F. Burton (late her Majesty's Consul at Damascus). With Notes on the Human Remains. By Dr. C. Carter Blake, F.G.S. Mr. President and Gentlemen, before proceeding to the business of the evening, I may perhaps be allowed a few words of personal explanation, and briefly render to you all an account of my stewardship as your representative during the last two years in Syria and Palestine, the so-called Holy Land. Firstly, allow me to express my satisfaction at finding myself again standing in this room, 'Where, girt by friend or foe, A man may speak the thing he will.' But the two years have brought with them many a change. I miss an old familiar face and the cheery presence of the Founder and President of the Anthropological Society, my energetic and indefatigable friend, the late Dr. James Hunt. The newspaper press throughout the world has borne such testimony to his efforts in the cause of anthropology, that nothing remains to add to his fame. Secondly, I must congratulate you upon what the Court Journal, when announcing a marriage a la mode, is apt to term the uniting of two anci...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150251351
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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