‘The Oriental geography of Ebn Haukal, an Arabian traveller of the tenth century’  (92/388)
The record is made up of 1 volume (327 pages). It was created in 1800. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Printed Collections.
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it is called Lib nan (Lebanon), till it comes near the Sea of
Kolzum (Red Sea.) The borders of Palestine are two
days journey to the west, from the place called llemaa to
(he borders of Behour ; and the breadth of the borders of
Palestine, on the western side, is also, from that place to UUb
Jlilka, two days journey; and the land of the tribe of Lot,
(Sodom, &c.) and Baherah, and Taberah, all that
is situated between the two mountains, they call j>j.t Ghour.
It is lower down than the land of Syria; and part of it is
reckoned as belonging to Arden, and part to Palestine.
The water of Palestine is rain water. Palestine is about one half
of Syria; and the chief cities of it are Ramleh, and the
cXy Beit-almokeds, Holy House, or Jerusalem, which
is situated on a hill. Here is a mosque (Ocs:"^), or temple, than
which there is not, in all the land of the Mussulmans, one more
large. Here also is the Mehrah, the chief altar of David,
on whom be peace!—a building of about fifty guz high, and
thirty broad, of stone. On the top of this is the Mehrab of
David; and this is the first object that presents itself as one comes
At a distance of six miles from Jerusalem is a village called
Beit Allehem (Bethlehem orBethlem.) Here
' Jesus, on whom be peace! was born of his mother; and it is
said that the date or palm tree, of whose fruit Mary ate.
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The Oriental geography of Ebn Haukal, an Arabian traveller of the tenth century , translated from the author’s own manuscript, and collated with one preserved at the Library of Eton College by Sir William Ouseley.
Publication details: Printed at the Oriental Press by Wilson & Co., Wild-Court, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, for T Cadell Junior and W Davies, Strand, London, 1800.
Physical description: One volume, initial Roman numeral pagination (i-xxxvi), 327 pages, fold-out map.
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This volume contains a table of contents giving chapter headings and page references. There is an alphabetic index at the back of the volume.
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