Travels In Syria And The Holy Land By John Lewis Burckhardt


























































 -  At about seven hours above the lake, this river
is about the size of the Cam near Cambridge; it regularly - Page 800
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At About Seven Hours Above The Lake, This River Is About The Size Of The Cam Near Cambridge; It Regularly But Moderately Overflows In Spring-Time, And Is Full Of Carps And Barbles; But The Turkmans Have No Implements Of Fishing.

Besides the Afrin there are numerous smaller rivers and sources, which water the valleys.

One of the must considerable of these is the river of Goul, which takes its rise near a Turkman encampment [p.634] of the same name, about six hours distant from St. Simon, to the W. by N. in a small lake, about one mile and a half in circumference, and joins the waters of the Afrin, eight miles from its source. This beautiful little lake is so full of fish, that the boys of Goul kill them by throwing stones at them. The river turns several mills near Goul, and five or six more at six miles distance, at a place called Tahoun Kash, near a spot where the chieftain of the Ryhanlu, Mursal Oglu Hayder Aga, has built a house for his winter residence, and has planted a garden. On the right bank of the Afrin, about three quarters of an hour distant from it, and at three hours ride to the N.-westward of the tent of Mohammed Ali, my Turkman host, are two warm springs at half an hour's walk from each other. I only saw the southernmost, which is strongly impregnated with sulphur, and made my thermometer rise to 102; it constantly bubbles from a bottom of coarse gravel, in the middle of the bason, which is about twenty feet in circumference, and four feet deep.

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