Damascus, securely entrenched behind Anti-Lebanon, almost always lay outside this limit.
This is the loftiest peak of the Anti-Lebanon, and is 10,000 feet above the sea.
The Anti-Lebanon lies on the south-east side of this plain; and is very much such a mountain as Lebanon.
The Anti-Lebanon chain has been less fully explored than that of Lebanon.
The Anti-Lebanon now rose near us, its northern and western slopes green with trees and grass.
But on to Damascus—and we reached it all too soon, for the ride across the Anti-Lebanon range is also picturesque.
The Anti-Lebanon stretched before us on the east, and among the hills to the south our guide declared he could distinguish Safed.
Baalbec stands near the foot of the Anti-Lebanon, a little above the general level of the plain.
On the top of the Anti-Lebanon, where we crossed, there was a general level of four or five miles.
The distant view of the temple, on descending the last slope of the Anti-Lebanon, is not calculated to raise one's expectations.