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FIVE YEARS IN DAMASCUS:

INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT

OF THE

HISTORY, TOPOGRAPHY, AND ANTIQUITIES

OF THAT CITY.

WITH

TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES IN PALMYRA, LEBANON,

AND THE HAURAN.

BY REV. J. L. PORTER, A.M., F.R.S.L.

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LONDON: PRINTED BY W. CIOWES & SONS, STAMFORD STREET,

AND CHARING CROSS.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

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Mourning for the slain in battle - Ancient towns Ruins of

Suleim identified with Neapolis — Beautiful mountain scenery - Visit to

Kunawât, KENATH Splendid ruins A Druze schoolmaster -

Character of the Bedawîn - Description of Kunawât. Historical

notices — Date of principal buildings

p. 46-115

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p. 170-205

GENERAL REMARKS ON THE SOUTHERN SECTION OF THE JEBEL HAU.

RAN - - The cities of Argob and Bashan Ancient sites

205-210

hardt's map

CHAPTER XIV.

SUWEIDEA TO NEJRAN, EDHR’A (EDREI), AND DAMASCUS.

Roman road The plain of Bashan — The borders of the Lejah, Trachonitis

Situation of Nejrân, and description of its ruins - Kerâtah, the ancient

Coreathes — Ride along the side of the Lejah Busr el-Hariry — Fanati-

cism and insolence of its inhabitants — Danger of penetrating the Lejah

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