Travels In Arabia By  John Lewis Burckhardt

























































 -  His principal residence
was the strong castle of El Tor, situated upon a high level surrounded
by mountains; he

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His Principal Residence Was The Strong Castle Of El Tor, Situated Upon A High Level Surrounded By Mountains; He

[P.450] had also a smaller castle, called El Tobab, with a town, from four to five days' journey distant from Gonfode on the sea-coast.

In the Asyr district, the pilgrim passed the villages called Shekrateyn, Ed-dahye, Shohata, and Ed-djof. So far the road had always been on the very summit of the mountain: the traveller henceforward continuing along the valleys composing the lower chain of hills that intersect the Eastern plain.

Refeydha, Arabs - Abyda, Arabs - Harradja, a town in the district of the Senhan Arabs; which also contains the fertile wady called Raha - Homra, a place inhabited by the Senhan Arabs: at one day's journey eastward is Wady Nedjran, belonging to the tribe of Yam-Thohran, inhabited by the Wadaa tribe: this place is high in the mountain, but the Wadaa occupy also the low valleys - Bagem, a tribe of Arabs: eastward of them resides the powerful tribe of Kholan Arabs - Dohhyan, of the Sahhar tribe-Sada: from Sada the most usual stages to Sanaa are Beit Medjahed - Djorf - Kheywan and Houth, two places in the district of the Hashed tribe - Zybein, - Omran- Sanaa-Seven days from Sada to Sanaa.

No. IV.

Notices respecting the Country south of Mekka.

I HAVE already described the road from Mekka to Tayf. Four hours distant from Tayf, in a S.E. direction, is Lye, a wady with a rivulet, fine gardens, and many houses on the borders of the stream.

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