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River Road, Damascus
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River Road, Damascus
Title:
River Road, Damascus [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Canals
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.5 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Acts, xxii:5.)--No one can ever forget even a short sojourn in Damascus. It is created by the River Abana, as completely as Egypt is created by the Nile. Take away the Abana river and Damascus would simply become a part of the great desert which stretches from the Lebanon mountains to Palmyra. The Abana river, made up of melted snow from the Lebanon mountains, rushes through a gorge in the mountains about three miles above the city, and is distributed through canals to every part of Damascus. It also makes productive the surrounding country for a circuit of 25 miles. After thus refreshing and replenishing a small area in the desert, the Abana loses itself in the lakes of the meadow about 25 miles from the city and finally sinks out of sight in the burning plains of Syria."
A canal with a walkway beside it; there are dense stands of trees on both banks of the canal
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5537 LVii263CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries