Beyond the south-east corner of the lake is a depression known as the Bahr-el-Ghazal (not to be confounded with the Nile affluent of the same name).
Coming from the Tibesti highlands the Bahr-el-Ghazal has a south-westerly trend to Lake Chad.
There was also at one time communication between the Shari and the Bahr-el-Ghazal, so that the water of the firstnamed stream reached Chad by way of the Bahr-el-Ghazal.
13, Post reditum in senatu, 4-8, Pro lege Manilia, 17, 18, 19; exhaustive article by Bahr in Ersch and Gruber's Allgemeine Encyclopadie; and monograph by G.
The others, which terminate streams, are the Bahr el-Ateiba, which receives the waters of Damascus; the Mat, into which the Kuwaik flows below Kinnesrin; and the Ak Deniz, or Bahrat Antakia, the ancient Lake of Antioch, which collects the waters of the Kara Su and Afrin, the southward from the watershed which shuts off Commagene.
A pass through the hills gives access to Bahr-Assal; the last of a chain of salt lakes beginning 60 m.
The waters of Bahr-Assal are deeply impregnated with salt, which, in thick crusts, forms crescent-shaped round the banks - dazzling white when reflected by the sun.
JAHIZ (ABU ' Uthman ` Amr Ibn Bahr Ul-Jahiz; i.e.
Bahr and R.
The lake has become the Bahr-el-Jebel, or Mountain river, as this section of the Nile is called.
Of the water received by Albert Nyanza annually (omitting the Victoria Nile from the calculation) between 50 and 60% is lost by evaporation, whilst 24,265,000,000 cubic metres are annually withdrawn by the Bahr-el-Jebel.
BAHR-EL-GHAZAL, the chief western affluent of the river Nile, N.E.
This main northern feeder passes through the country of the Homr Arabs and Bahr-el-Homr may be adopted as its name.
On many maps it is marked as the Bahr-el-Arab, a designation also used as an alternative name for the Lol l another tributary of the Ghazal, which eventually unites with the Bahr-el-Homr. The Bahr-el-Homr in its lower reaches was in 1906 completely blocked by sudd, and then brought no water into the Bahr-el-Ghazal.
This Bahr-el-Homr is the only affluent of 1 The Lol is also called the Kir, a name given likewise to the lower course of the Bahr-el-Homr. The confusion of names is partly attributable to the fact that each tribe has a different name for the same stream.
It is also due in part to the belief that there was a large river flowing between the Bahr-el-Homr and the Lol.
This third river, generally called the Kir, has proved to be only the lower course of the Lol or Bahr-el-Arab.
Chief The most westerly is the Lol or Bahr-el-Arab.
Between the Jur and the Nile, and following a course generally parallel with these rivers, several streams run north from the Congo-Nile watershed and join the Bahr-el-Ghazal.
Lake No is little more than a depression into which the waters of the Ghazal system pass near the point of junction with the Bahr-el-Jebel.
Long from west to east, and the Bahr-el-Jebel, after passing through its eastern corner, changes its name to Bahr-el-Abiad or White Nile.
The Bahr-el-Ghazal itself is described as a drainage channel rather than a true river.
From the confluence of the Lol with the Jur, above which point none of the rivers is called Bahr-el-Ghazal, to the junction with the Nile at Lake No, is a distance of about 200 m.
- Rumours of the existence of the Bahr-el-Ghazal led some of the Greek geographers to imagine that the source of the Nile was westward in the direction of Lake Chad.
Like the Bahr-el-Jebel the Bahr-el-Ghazal is liable to be choked by sudd.
In 1901 and following years the sudd was removed by British officers from the Bahr-el-Ghazal, the Jur and other rivers.
C. Macaulay (2 vols., 1890); in German by Bahr (Stuttgart, 1867) and Stein (Oldenburg, 1875); in French by Giguet (1857) and Talbot (1864);(1864); in Italian by Ricci (Turin, 1871-1876), Grandi (Asti, 1872) and Bertini (Naples, 1871-1872).
Bahr, 4 vols., Leipzig, 1856-1861, 2nd ed.); and Herodoti historiae (ed.
Derbianus) of Senegambia and the Bahr-el .tea>?ti`'?
Of modern Nejef, by the Sa'ade canal, on the shore of the Bahr Nejef or Assyrium Stagnum.
At the western end of the barrage begins the Ibrahimia canal, the feeder of the Bahr Yusuf, the largest irrigation canal of Egypt.
By the western bank of the Nile (Bahr-el-Jebel) to the point where the river is intersected by 5° 30' N., which parallel forms its northern frontier from the Nile westward to 30° E.
At the south-east corner the rim of the crater is, as it were, breached by a deep crevasse through which the Abai escapes, and here develops a great semicircular bend like that of the Takazze, but in the reverse direction - east, south and north-west - down to the plains of Sennar, where it takes the name of Bahr-el-Azrak or Blue Nile.
TIBERIAS, a town on the western shore of the sea of Galilee (to which it gives its modern Arabic name, Bahr Tubariya, i.e.
The old equatorial provinces minus the Bahr-el-Ghazal) and given the title of "bey."
The port was formerly protected on the north by the Qal`at el-Bahr ("Sea Castle"), a building of the 13th century, situated on an island still connected with the mainland by a bridge.
It is connected with that river by the Bahr Yusuf, which reaches the oasis through a gap in the hills separating the province from the Nile Valley.
Differing from the typical oasis, whose fertility depends on water obtained from springs, the cultivated land in the Fayum is formed of Nile mud brought down by the Bahr Yusuf.
The Bahr Yusuf runs through the town, its banks lined with houses.
He then steamed up the river and established a post at Sobat-; and after sending a gunboat up the Bahr-el-Ghazal to establish another post at Meshra-er-Rek, he returned to Omdurman.
The French expedition had experienced great difficulties in the swampy region of the Bahr-el-Ghazal, and had reached Fashoda on the 10th of July.