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.
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 now rose near us, its northern and western slopes green with trees and grass.
The Anti-Lebanon chain has been less fully explored than that of Lebanon.
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.