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Image from page 121 of "Palestine and Syria : with the chief routes through Mesopotamia and Babylonia : handbook for travellers" (1906)

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Title: Palestine and Syria : with the chief routes through Mesopotamia and Babylonia : handbook for travellers

Year: 1906 (1900s)

Authors: Karl Baedeker (Firm) Socin, A. (Albert), 1844-1899 Benzinger, I. (Immanuel), 1865-1935 Peters, John P. (John Punnett), 1852-1921


Publisher: Leipzig : Karl Baedeker London : T. Fisher Unwin New York : Charles Scribner's Sons

Contributing Library: Boston Public Library

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rocks here, in order that she might be devouredby a huge sea-monster, but was released by Perseus. The prophet Jonah,too, is said to have just quitted Joppa when he was swallowed by the whale 1* 8 Route 2. JAFFA. History. (Jonah i. 3). Throughout the Roman period, and even down to the middleages, the chains were shown with which Andromeda was hound to therocks of the harbour. So, too, the huge hones of some marine monsterwere long an object of curiosity here. Jaffa is mentioned as a fortressin the list of cities overthrown by Thutmosis III. (p. Ixxvii). In the daysof Solomon it was the port for Jerusalem, to which Hiram, King of Tyre,undertook to send timber from Lebanon in floats, for the building of theTemple (2 Chron. ii. 16 ^ comp. Ezra iii. 7). In the inscription relatingto the victorious campaign of Sennacherib, the town is called Ya-ap-pu.The tomb-inscription of Eshmunazar (beginning of the 3rd cent. B.C.)mentions Jaffa as given to Sidon along with Dor by one of the Ptolemies.


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Dapres uaplaii. ori^itial dii l>rsaad Tourist Agency: 1. Cook, B, 1. — Banks: 3. Credit Lyonnais, A, 1-, B.O.Banque Ottomane, A, 2; 4a. German Bank of Palestine, A, 1; 4b. Anglo-Palestine Company, A, 2. — 5. Passport Bureau^ A, 2. — 6. Harbour Master^A, 1. — 7. Gasa Nuova^ A, 2. — Vice-Consulates: 8. French, B, 1; 9. British,A, 1, 2; a. United States B, 1. — Convents: 11. Franciscan, A, 2; 12. Greek,A, 2; 13. Armenian, A, 2. — Schools: 15. Freres des Ecoles Chretiennes, A, 2;lb. Sisters of St. Joseph (for girls), A, 2; 17. English (for girls), A, 2;18. German Templars, B, 1. — Churches: 19. St. Georges (Greek), A, 2;20. German Protestant, B, 1. — 21. Government Building (Serai; B, 1). —Hospitals: 22. French, A, 2; 23. German, B, 1. — 24. Public Garden., A, 2.— Mosques: 25. El-Bahr, A, I5 26. El-Mahmudiyeh, A, 2; 27. Es-Serai, A, 2. — 28. Lighthouse, A, 2. — Post and Telegraph Offices: 29. Turkish, B, 1;^30. French, A, I5 31. German. A, 1; 32. Austr .-Hun


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