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Palestine and Syria with the chief routes through Mesopotamia and Babylonia; handbook for travellers; (1906) (14598134407)

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Palestine and Syria with the chief routes through Mesopotamia and Babylonia; handbook for travellers; (1906) (14598134407)

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Identifier: palestinesyriawi00karl (find matches)
Title: Palestine and Syria with the chief routes through Mesopotamia and Babylonia; handbook for travellers;
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Karl Baedeker (Firm) Socin, Albert, 1844-1899 Benzinger, I. (Immanuel), 1865-1935 Peters, John P. (John Punnett), 1852-1921
Subjects: Palestine -- Guidebooks Syria -- Guidebooks
Publisher: Leipzig : K. Baedeker New York, C. Scribner's sons (etc., etc.)
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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valley, above us(S.W.), at a distance of 1/4 ^r., rise the romantically situated ruinsof the Kalat Baghras., a large ancient castle. This is doubtless theFagrae of Strabo. It was a point of great importance in the middleages, as it commanded the S. entrance to the frequented Beilan Pass(p. 363). It was for a long period in possession of tlie Crusaders,but was captured by Saladin in 1189. Once more captured by theChristians, it was finally taken from them by Sultan Beibars in 1268. After 50 min. our route is joined by an ancient road from theright, and we how follow the latter and the telegraph-wires. Theslopes are clothed with arbutus, myrtles, pines, and other trees.Still ascending, the road at length (1/2 ^r.) reaches the top of thehill, which commands a beautiful view. The road passes (27 min.)a guard-house, in which soldiers are stationed, and (6 min.) isjoined by the Aleppo road winding up from the right. Thence to(2 hrs.) Beilan and (2^/2 hrs.) Alerandretta, comp. pp. 863, 362,
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