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Waterfall of the Upper Barada, near Zebedâny. Here the stream is augmented by the outfall of Wâdy el Kûrn

'Ain Fîjeh. this fountain issues from a cavern with two openings, over one of which there is an arch. It forms at once a rapid stream thirty feet wide and three of four feet deep, which rushes over a rocky bed for eighty yards and then joins the Barada.

Wâdy Barada, from Bessîma. The village is situated in a little basin formed by a bend of the river, and is entirely shut in by high ledges of rock. The soil is everywhere carefully cultivated. In the foreground the villagers are winnowing grain.

Gathering figs on the Barada, near 'Ain Fîjeh. Here the effects of irrigation are strikingly seen; as far as the canals and ducts are carried all is luxuriant, but immediately above the line all is parched and bare

Wayside tombs in Wâdy Barada. Where walnut and fig trees yield abundantly, and the oleander flourishes. Rows of poplar trees peering out of the gorge mark its course.

Road and tablets cut in the cliff of Wâdy Barada. On the north or left bank of the river

The cliffs of Sûk Wâdy, Barada. A modern bridge of a single arch spans the river, and the road crosses from the right to the left bank. This is the narrowest part of the gorge, and the cliffs that shut it in are not more than a hundred feet apart.

Tombs and aqueduct, Wâdy Barada. Here the gorge intersects the central ridge of Anti-Lebanon; but as it makes a sharp turn, we only see a deep recess in the mountain-side dotted with tombs