Travels in Syria and the Holy Land – John Lewis Burckhardt, 1822

 

travelsinsyria1 Travels in Syria and the Holy Land   John Lewis Burckhardt, 1822

Quote:
The principal geographical discoveries of our traveller, are the nature
of the country between the Dead Sea and the gulf of Aelana, now Akaba;–
the extent, conformation, and detailed topography of the Haouran;–the
site of Apameia on the Orontes, one of the most important cities of
Syria under the Macedonian Greeks;

 

travelsinsyria13 Travels in Syria and the Holy Land   John Lewis Burckhardt, 1822

Quote:
When the Macedonian Greeks first became acquainted with this part of Syria by means of the expedition which Antigonus sent against the Nabataei, under the command of his son Demetrius, we are informed by
Diodorus that these Arabs placed their old men, women, and children upon
a certain rock

travelsinsyria7 Travels in Syria and the Holy Land   John Lewis Burckhardt, 1822

 

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