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Ii8 TRAVELS TO DISCOVER
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Arrive at Adowa — Reception there — Vifit Fremona atid Ruins ofAxum j —>
Arrive at Sire.
ADOWA is fkuated on the declivity of a hill, on the weft fide of a fmall plain furrounded everywhere by moun- tains. Its natation accounts for its name, which fignifies pafs, orpajfage, being placed on the flat ground immediately below Ribieraini ; the pafs through which every body muft go in their way from Gondar to the Red Sea.
This plain is watered by three rivulets which are never dry in the midft of fummer ; the Ana, which we crofs juft below the town when coming from the eaftward ; the Mai Gogua, which runs below the hill whereon Hands the vil- lage of the fame name formerly, though now it is called Fremona, from the monaflery of the Jefuits built there ; and the Ribieraini, which, joining with the other two, falls into the river Mareb, about 22 miles below Adowa. There are fiih in thefe three ftreams, but none of them remarkable