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High up on the south side of the famous Valley of Hinnom (Wadi al-Rabab), where it goes into the Kidron Valley, is a Greek monastery of St. Onuphrius, built recently around the cut out of the rock tombs, full of human remains. * Among Siloam peasants in the course of one very entertaining to believe that human remains at rest in these tombs belonged hermits Christians killed during the persecution arranged mad Fatimid caliph al-Hakim bi-Amrillahom whose Druze still revered as a god, and that in the fifteenth year of his reign (1010), ordered his Christian sekretaryu- named Ibn Catherine to write the governor of Jerusalem death sentence to read: "The Imam commanded to destroy the Church of the Resurrection, so that its dome razed to the ground, and its length was its width." The order was exactly fulfilled, and Ibn Katherine came in despair because he was forced to write the sentence, he began to beat his head against the ground, broke the joints of his fingers, and a few days later he died.

The Royal Dee: A Description of the River from the Wells to the Sea by Alex Inkson McConnochie

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Author
Alex Inkson McConnochie
Publisher
Forgotten Books
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Pages
172
ISBN
9781331966975
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Paperback
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