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Head-Piece-Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Initial-Tomb of Absalom
Plan of Jerusalem . .
Ruins near the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
Walls of Jerusalem . . . . .
Street of Modern Jerusalem . . .
Sketch Plan of the Site of Jerusalem .
Entrance of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
The Pool of Hezekiah. . .

Plan of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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SOUTHERN PALESTINE,

OR JUDÆA.

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REEF of sharp jagged rocks, over which

the surf breaks fiercely, runs parallel with the shore, forming a natural breakwater. Inside the reef the water is smooth enough, but too shallow to admit anything except fishing-boats and small coasting-craft. The harbour has silted up by the sand-drift from Arabian and African deserts, so that steamers and sea-going vessels must anchor outside. Jaffa, a town of four thousand inhabitants, picturesque at a distance, as all Eastern towns are, stands on the slope of a hill and comes close down to the beach. It is encircled by a broad belt of gardens and orange groves. A rich fertile plain stretches for ten or twelve miles inland. Then a range of hills bounds the view.

This ancient port was famous both in legend and history. It is the site of the fabled rescue of Andromeda

by Perseus, and the city is declared by Pliny to have been standing before the Flood. The cedarwood for building the Temple was sent hither by Hiram, king of

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