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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

paragraph 65

Of Jerusalem and the Holy Places thereabout

Pleasant is the place in which Jerusalem is, between hills, without sea, without water save what is drawn to it in pipes from the Valley of Hebron. And the head of the kingdom of Suria is to it on the north, and the kingdom of the Philistines on the north-east, but Jerusalem itself is in the land of Judaea, for it was called Judaea from Judas Maccabaeus who was king over it. And eastward is the end of the kingdom of Arabia, and Egypt is on its southern side, and Greece on the west. Once upon a time there was a Patriarch and an archbishop in Jerusalem, and many bishops around it in the country thenceforward.