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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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idly within a mile to the west, and the snow-cappedmountains of Media appeared in the distant east. Westof the river, and forty miles to the south, were the moundsof Kalah Sherghat, supposed to mark the most ancientof all the Assyrian cities, and founded by Asshur him-self On the opposite side of the river, and ten milesbeyond, was Tekrit, the birthplace of the great Saladin,the son of a Kurdish chief, and the conqueror of the Cru-saders at the battle of Kurun Hattin, and which is thesupposed site where Nebuchadnezzar the king madean image of gold, whose height was three-score cubits,and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in theplain of Dura, in the province of Babylon, and com-manded that whoso falleth not down and worshipethshall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burningfiery furnace.* From the summit of the pyramid, I could best surveythe remains of Nimroud, considered the most ancient ofthe four great sections of Nineveh, and founded by Shal- * Daniel iii., 1, 6.

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rji i i-Ff >^ I BABYLON AND NINEVEH. 2G maneser I., about one thousand three hundred years be-fore our era. The ruins now cover an area equal to onethousand acres, and in their general outline describe anirregular quadrangle, whose sides face the four cardinalpoints. On the north and east could be traced the oldrampart, once flanked with towers, and pierced withgates. The royal quarter of the city, occupied by the


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Date: 2014-07-29 16:47:19
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:270 bookcollection:Princeton bookcollection:americana

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