The terraces may thus be regarded as flat and extended anticlines.
The site of the city, which spreads back over bluffs and terraces to the foothills of the mountains (2000-3800 ft.
Traces of terraces on the southern headland can still be seen, and the sand-covered hills and slopes overlooking the bay contain extensive burial-grounds which were systematically explored in 1875 by Messrs W.
Marble terraces and balustrades surround the tank, and a marble causeway leads across the water to the temple, whose gilded walls, roof, dome and cupolas, with vivid touches of red curtains, are reflected in the still water.
Seen from a distance it appears like a succession of dazzling white terraces rising from the water's edge.