Nineveh and Its Remains: With an Account of a Visit to the Chaldĉan Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, Or Devil-worshippers; and an Inquiry Into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians, Volume 1

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G. P. Putnam, 1849 - 373 pages

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good reading - only partial maps
Having read about 60 pages so far, I find the author's style lively and engaging: a good read. However, I'm very disappointed that the fold-out maps of the
excavations were NOT folded out and given the special attention needed so that they would appear readable in this e-book version. Rather, they remain folded up, and only a tiny bit of each map, which originally faced upwards, is visible. Can this be remedied?? 



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Page 70 - me had but now appeared to bear witness in the words of the prophet, that once '* the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches and with a shadowing shroud of an high ^stature; and his top was among the thick boughs .... his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were
Page 70 - long, because of the multitude of waters when he shot forth. All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations;
Page 70 - a desolation and dry like a wilderness, and flocks lie down in the midst of her: all the beasts of the nations, both the cormorant and bittern, lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice sings in the windows; and desolation is in the thresholds.
Page 44 - between the Zab and Selamiyah. We have killed our horses and ourselves in carrying those accursed stones." A steady rain setting in, I left the horsemen, and returned to the village. In the evening Daoud Agha brought back with him a prisoner and two of his followers severely wounded. He had fallen in with a party of
Page 299 - is an abomination ; and never to be worn in dress, or to be used in their houses. Their Kubleh, or the place to which they look whilst performing their holy ceremonies, is that part of the heavens in which the sun rises, and towards it they turn the faces of their dead.
Page 65 - peace be with him! cursed before the flood" In this opinion, the result of a careful examination, all the bystanders concurred. I now ordered a trench to be dug due south from the head, in the expectation of
Page 24 - night and day, so that he built himself a room of glass in yonder palace, that he might dwell therein, and shut out the insect. But the gnat entered also, and passed by his ear into his brain, upon which it fed, and increased in size day by day, so that the servants of
Page 20 - his teeth in masticating the food he condescends to receive from the inhabitants. On entering Mosul, he had induced several of the principal Aghas who had fled from the town on his approach, to return to their homes ; and having made a formal display of oaths and protestations, cut their throats to
Page 131 - emblem of the supreme deity — a human figure, with the wings and tail of a bird, enclosed in a circle, and holding a ring in one hand, resembling the image so frequently occurring on the early sculptures of Persia, and at one time conjectured to be the Zoroastrian
Page 290 - round the pedlars who exposed their wares for sale in the court-yard. Thousands of lights were reflected in the fountains and streams, glimmered amongst the foliage of the trees, and danced in the distance. As I was gazing on this extraordinary scene, the hum of human voices was

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