capital city under David
renowned for its Temple
and the miracles performed there. It
is now under the domination of the Turks."
This is the description which Mondhare,
a French publisher, gave to this completely
imaginary view of the Holy City. Near
of the Rock with its characteristic
octagonal shape, appears a Greek ediface
as well as 14 crescent-crested minarets,
but only two spires with crosses. The
most extraordinary - and illusory -
item is the Brook of Kidron, depicted
here as a wide river flowing through
the Valley of Josaphath.