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Identifier: thronespalacesof00newm
Title: The thrones and palaces of Babylon and Ninevah from sea to sea; a thousand miles on horseback ..
Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Newman, John Philip, 1826-1899
Subjects: Babylonia -- Description and travel Iraq -- Description and travel
Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers
Contributing Library: Princeton Theological Seminary Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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of harmonious proportions; it isrichly ornamented with elegant robes and garlands offlowers. The hands are folded in repose, and the face iscalm, and expressive ofw^isdom. From the waistdown to the knees is alengthened inscription inthe cuneiform characters.But the surroundings ofthe deserted god weremelancholy in the ex-treme. The accumulatedearth of as-es had beenremoved, and Nebo stoodin a deep, dark hole, with-out a follower to do himreverence. Poor fellow,he had seen better days!From this desertedshrine, we crossed theintervening mounds andravines, on our return toSelamiyah; but, whenopposite the Castle ofNimroud, we were over-taken by a storm whichlasted four consecutivehours.^ ^ The lightning l,,J.;j,l|i|i^,,c^^ was vivid ; the thunder te&l:^i!^!i ^ was deep-toned; the rainwas gradual and incessant. We took shelter in oneof the subterranean trenches around the foundations ofthe castle, where we remained during two hours. Inaddition to our own party, a large company of Arabs

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: r^ THE GOD NEBO. 284 THRONES AND PALACES OF were there, wlio had been attracted thither by the hopeof gain. Amoug the number was the sheikh of the tribewho Jiad aided Layard in his excavations. He invitedus to an entertainment in his encampment, distant halfan hours ride; but when he saw we hesitated to accept,he relieved our embarrassment by informing us that wecould formally accept his invitation, and, instead of go-ing, we could make him a present. This was Arab eti-quette. The proffered entertainment placed us underan obligation to reciprocate; and the formal acceptanceof the invitation demanded that we should go, or makehim a present. Feeling sure that he was more anxious forour money than for our company, we gave him five pias-tres, which were as the oil of gladness to his countenance.But the love of money was not peculiar to the sheikh.Six of his tribe now advanced, and claimed a revenue asthe guardians of Nimroud, and insisted that all who lookupon the ruins must pay for the

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Date: 2014-07-29 16:48:48
bookid:thronespalacesof00newm bookyear:1876 bookdecade:1870 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Newman__John_Philip__1826_1899 booksubject:Babylonia____Description_and_travel booksubject:Iraq____Description_and_travel bookpublisher:New_York__Harper___brothers bookcontributor:Princeton_Theological_Seminary_Library booksponsor:MSN bookleafnumber:287 bookcollection:Princeton bookcollection:americana

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