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IN

PALESTINE,

THROUGH THE COUNTRIES OF

BASHAN AND GILEAD,

EAST OF THE RIVER JORI 4N:

INCLUDING A VISIT TO THE

CITIES OF GERAZA AND GAMALA,

IN THE DECAPOLIS.

By J. S. BUCKINGHAM,

MEMBER OF THE ASIATIC SOCIETY, CALCUTTA ; AND OF THE LITERARY

SOCIETIES OF MADRAS AND BOMBAY.

Second Edition.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,

FATERNOSTER-ROW,

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LONDON: Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode,

New-Street Square.

TRAVELS

IN

PALESTINE, &c.

CHAP. XVI.

RETROSPECTIVE VIEW OF JERUSALEM.

Our excursions around the city being now closed, as well as our visits to the principal places within its walls, I sat down to take a retrospective view of the chief particulars which we had noted in detail, and to unite them into a more general picture.

Jerusalem is seated on unequal ground, on a range of high hills, some few eminences of which are even higher than those on which the city itself stands, and in the midst of a rocky and barren space, which almost defies the efforts of human labour to fertilize by any common process.

VOL. II.

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