Travels In Syria And The Holy Land By John Lewis Burckhardt


























































 -  The rivulet was very small, owing to the
remarkable dryness of the season, and was lost in the Wady before - Page 48
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The Rivulet Was Very Small, Owing To The Remarkable Dryness Of The Season, And Was Lost In The Wady Before It Reached The Plain; At Other Times It Flows Down To Baalbec And Joins The River, Which, After Irrigating The Gardens And Fields Round The Town, Loses Itself In The Plain.

A little higher in the mountain than the spot where the water of the Djoush first issues from the

Spring, is a small perpendicular hole, through which I descended, not without some danger, about sixteen feet, into an aqueduct which conveys the water of the Djoush underground for upwards of one hundred paces. This aqueduct is six feet high and three feet and a half wide, vaulted above, and covered with a thick coat of plaister; it is in perfect preservation; the water in it was about ten inches deep. In following up this aqueduct I came to a vaulted chamber about ten feet square, built with large hewn stones, into which the water falls through another walled passage, but which I did not enter, being afraid that the water falling on all sides might extinguish the only candle that I had with me. Below this upper passage, another dark one is visible through the water as it falls down. The aqueduct continues beyond the hole through which I descended, as far as the spot where the water issues from under the earth. Above ground, at a small distance from the spring, and open towards it, is a vaulted room, built in the rock, now half filled with stones and rubbish.

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