Headlands of Asia: Capes of Hong Kong, Headlands of Burma, Headlands of Cyprus, Headlands of India, Headlands of Indonesia, Headlands of

Headlands of Asia: Capes of Hong Kong, Headlands of Burma, Headlands of Cyprus, Headlands of India, Headlands of Indonesia, Headlands of

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Editorial Reviews - Headlands of Asia From the Publisher Excerpt: Theoprosopon is the Greek name of Lithoprosopon, a cape in north Lebanon, also known today by the name of Râs ach-Chaqa. The cape is a situated between the ancient cities of Batroun and Tripoli. The promontory creates a massive barrier that cuts through the coast of Lebanon, making it impossible for travelers to circumvent. Todays modern, coastal highway runs through two tunnels. During Antiquity, a road that ran parallel to the sea existed, which made it possible to circumvent Cape Lithoprosopon and to connect Batroun to Tripoli. Historians report that the earthquake of 551 A.D caused a landslide, causing the road to sink into the sea permanently, and thus isolating Tripoli from Batroun and Byblos. The name of the cape changed throughout history. The oldest mention of the promontory appears in the writings of the Greek historian, Polybius who named it Theou Prosopon or Face of God. The Greek geographers, Ptolemy and Strabon, also mentioned it under the name of Theouprosopon. Pomponius, the Roman geographer, called it Promontorium Euprosopon or Cape of the Good Face. The name, Lithoprosopon, did not come to usage until the time of the Byzantine Empire when the area was completely Christianized and the name of the cape was changed from Face of God, to Lithoprosopon or Face of Stone. Aramaic and Syriac historians translated it to Parsuph Kipa and later on Arab historians translated it to Anf Al-Hajar and Wajh Al-Hajar" or Nose or Face of Stone. The historians of the Crusades called it Pew of the Constable and Mount of the General. At the times of the Mamluks and Ottomans, the capes named reverted to its Arabic name of Wajh Al-Hajar. The French historian, Laurent d'Arvieux, wrote in 1660 that the Franks named it Cape Rouge, a corruption of the... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=9486596 Synopsis Excerpt: Theoprosopon is the Greek name of Lithoprosopon, a cape in north Lebanon, a
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781157847670
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 1.75 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 1157847676
Publisher Date: 14 Aug 2011
Height: 242.25 mm
No of Pages: 34
Series Title: English
Weight: 81.72 gr
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