After examining all the best maps hitherto drawn of the lake of Hijaneh, it is evident enough that none of them have been made by personal survey from each side. Also that the two southern lakes, Hijaneh and Bala, are united by a channel, and that the Pharpar falls into Hijaneh only to be evaporated again like the Abana. Lastly, the water in the two sets of lakes does not increase and diminish together, but one may be dry while the other is deep, and vice versa. At one of the watering places in the ruins there was assembled a picturesque group of men and women, cattle, sheep, and goats, camels, horses, and asses, all awaiting their turn as a man let down a bucket by a rope thirty feet long, and then poured the water into pots and pans and troughs for the beasts, just as it was done, no doubt, in the days of Og, that lofty warrior-king.