The Syrian Arc

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THE Syrian Arc is the name proposed by Dr. E. Krenkel for a mountain chain which can be traced around the south and east of the Levant from Tunis to the Taurus. The name is given in a short but important paper (“Der Syrische Bogen,” Ceniral-blatt fur Mineralogie, 1924, No. 9, pp. 274–281, and No. 10, pp. 301–313) which correlates the mountain movements which have determined the position of the south-eastern Mediterranean. According to Dr. Krenkel, this mountain chain begins to the west in Tunisia, where there are two sets of fold mountains. The predominant set belong to the Atlas System and its members trend to the north-east. The set in southern Tunis trends east and west and is obviously a distinct mountain group from the Atlas.

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GREGORY, J. The Syrian Arc. Nature 115, 514 (1925) doi:10.1038/115514a0

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