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Syria: The Land of Lebanon (Classic Reprint)

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Pages: 310

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Forgotten Books (27 Sept. 2015)

By: Lewis Gaston Leary (Author)

Excerpt from Syria: The Land of Lebanon

Although Syria possesses a rare natural beauty and boasts a wealth of historic and religious interest, its fame has been so overshadowed by that of the neighboring Land of Israel that most travelers are content to take the easy railway journey to Baalbek and Damascus, and know nothing of the wild mountain valleys and snow-capped summits of Lebanon or the many ancient shrines of a country whose history reaches far back of the classic days of Greece.

It is therefore with great pleasure that I accede to the request of the publishers of my 'Real Palestine of To-day' and supplement the earlier work by the present companion-volume on Syria: so that, though the books may be read independently, the two together may give a complete view of the lands of the Bible.

The chapter on Palmyra is from the pen of Professor Harvey Porter, Ph.D., of the Syrian Protestant College: and for many of the hitherto unpublished photographs I am indebted to other members of the faculty of that institution.

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