Excerpt from Palestine Exploration Fund: Patron the Queen; Quarterly Statement for 1887 WE are w enabled to publish the interesting and valuable Report of the Anniversary Meeting of the Society, which was held on the 22nd of June last year. The various Speakers fully brought out the importance of the work already done, and the nature of the work which remains to be done. The summary of the whole of the speeches may be thus stated We must publish what we have in our hands. (2) We must lose opportunity of making fresh researches, and especially excavations. (3) We must follow up lines already opened up. We have received two packets from Herr Schumacher, the first of which, on various discoveries about Acre, we publish in this number. It will be at once remarked how extraordinarily full of antiquities must be this country when at every turn of the spade something is laid bare, either a tomb, or a mosaic pavement, or an aqueduct. Herr Schumacher has promised to keep us informed at regular intervals of everything which is found in the country. We hope to organise a similarly regular correspondence in Jerusalem itself. The other packet received from Herr Schumacher gives an account of a recent visit to the Plain of Esdraelon and the shores of the Sea of Tiberias. He confirms the discovery made eighteen years ago by Mr. John Macgregor of the existence of crocodiles in Palestine, having actually seen one. He thinks, however, that there are very few left. He gives a new instance of the daily destruction of the old monuments - very soon thing will be left of all the old ruins except the plans and drawings in the Survey of Western Palestine. He has found the Jewish cemetery of Tiberias, and has surveyed the extensive ruins of Kuar Bint el Melek, most of which were hidden when Colonel Kitchener visited the place in 1877. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.