The hill itself, like a Tell of Babylonia, is mainly formed of the debris of human settlements.
The names applied to this debris of a once formidable mountain system are essentially local and hardly distinctive.
The Silurian greywackes and shales that underlie almost the whole of the Uplands weather generally into small angular debris, and at a tolerably uniform rate of disintegration.
This points to the mound of debris called Tell-el-Jezari near the village of Abu Shusheh.
In breadth, the surface of the plain, strewn over its whole extent with pieces of pottery and crumbling bricks, and also broken here and there by earthen mounds and ruined walls, the debris of palatial structures which at one time were the glory and wonder of the East.