Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(I. Chron., xviii:5-6.)--'And when the Syrians
of Damascus came to help Hadarezer, king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men. Then David put garrisons
in Syria-Damascus; and the Syrians became David's servants, and brought gifts. Thus the Lord preserved David whithersoever
he went.' Damascus, we see by the above Scripture, was once in the kingdom of David. Here we notice that David placed a garrison.
Many years after the time of David, we are told by Ezekiel, that Damascus was a merchant of Tyre in the multitude of the wares
and in the multitude of the riches which it brought to Tyre. In the times of Ezekiel Tyre was the port of Damascus, but the
present port is Beyrout. Alexander the Great was sent by Parmenio to take this city. The above illustraton is of a dam across
the Abana river at Dummar, which is a village in the suburbs of Damascus."
The Abana river, showing a dam, a platform which cantilevers out above the river and fence of saplings