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ITS REMAINS:

WITH AN ACCOUNT OF A VISIT TO THE CHALDEAN
CHRISTIANS OF KURDISTAN, AND THE YEZIDIS,
OR DEVIL-WORSHIPPERS; AND AN INQUIRY
INTO THE MANNERS AND ARTS OF

THE ANCIENT ASSYRIANS.

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"She saw men pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans pourtrayed with
l'ermilion,

* Girded with girdles opon their loips, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads,
all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the
land of their nativity."

EZEKIEL, xxiii. 14, 15.

IN TWO VOLUMES,–VOL. L.

NEW YORK:
GEORGE P. PUTNAM, 155 BROADWAY

1851.

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System of Irrigation adopted by the ancient Assyrians—Want of Rain-Fears for

the Crops, Preparations for the removal of a winged Bull and winged Lion-
Construction of a Cart-Surprise of the Natives—Discovery of a Bas-relief-of
a Drain-Lowering of the winged Bull-Its removal from the Ruins–Excite-
ment of the Arabs Rejoicings in the Village-The Bull dragged down to the

The University of lowa

LIBRARIES

The Arts amongst the Assyrians—Their Origin-Connection between Assyrian and

Greek Art—The Assyrian Origin of Persian Art-Its Passage into Asia Minor
- The Lycian Sculptures- Various Greek Ornaments and Forms borrowed from
Assyria- Taste of Assyrians displayed in Embroideries, Arms, and personal Or.

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