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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...the heroes who history goes back as far as history has been recorded, marched up the Tigris in the campaign of 1917, retook Kut-el-Amara, RABIA JERUSALEM,-"THE HOLY" THE MODERN WALLS OF JERUSALEM WERE BUILT BY SULTAN SOLYMAN THE MAGNIFICENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. JERUSALEM IS MENTIONED AS EARLY AS 100 B.C. IN THE EGYPTIAN RECORDS. 4-00 YEARS LATER IT BECAME THE CAPITAL OF THE HEBREW KINGDOM LATER THE KINGDOM OFJUDAH AFTER THE DEATH OF SOLOMON. INSS6 B.C IT WAS DESTROYED BY NEBUCHADNEZZAR, KING OF BABYLONIA. THE JEWS REBUILT IT UNDER THE PERSIANS AFTER THE PERSIANS IT PASSED UNDER THE SWAY OF MACE DON, EGYPT, AND SYRIA. IT WAS THE CAPITAL AGAIN OF AN INDEPENDENT JEWISH STATE UNDER THE MACCABEES IN THE SECOND AND FIRST CENTURIES B. C, AFTER WHOSE FALL IT ROSE TO GREAT SPLENDOR UNDER HEROD THE GREAT, WHEN JUDAzA HHD BECOME. A DEPENDENCY OF ROME. IN A.D. 70 THE CITY WAS DESTROYED BY THE ROMANS UNDER TITUS.EMPEROR HADRIAN IN THE FOLLOWING CENTURY FOUNDED A NEW CITY ON ITS CITE WHICH HE NAMED /E LIA CAPITOLINA. THE CITY WAS THE CAPITAL OF THE CHRISTIAN KINGDOM OF JERUSAL EM, ES TABLI SHED B Y CRUSADERS, FROM 1099 TO 1187. IT HAS BEEN IN THE HANDS OF THE OTTAMAN TURKS SINCE IS16. I Among the many world questions which have kept the world seething for 2,000 years and which appear now near a final settlement, none has cost more blood or heartaches than the control of Palestine. The decisive victory of General Allenby and the Allied forces in the Holy Land frees the country from "Dan to Beersheba" from Ottoman rule, the Christian and Jewish world trusts, for all time. It is 822 years since Godfrey of Bouillon led the First Crusade and 1,200 years since the Turks' grip closed on the entire eastern coast of the Mediterranean. No...
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