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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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TOMBS OP KATHIMAIN. faith as were their fathers. They watched our movementswith a hateful eye, and made remarks calculated to pro-voke a quarrel. Theirs is a militant, but not a triumph-ant, faith. Their weapons are carnal, but not mighty.To kill a Christian is the most acceptable act of worsliipthey can perform. They are most fanatical and violentwhen on a religious pilgrimage, or near a sacred shrine.As there were unmistakable signs of an outburst of theirfanaticism, we deemed it the better 2)art of valor to visit BABYLON AND NINEVEH. 191 the bazaars, where the love of money is mightier thanthe love of religion, and where a Christian feels himselfcomparatively safe, even among fanatical Moslems, whilehe has money to spend. On our return, we passed the tomb of Zobeida, the fa-vorite wife of the Caliph Haroun-el-Raschid, whose name

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TOMB OF ZOBEIDA. recalls the tales of The Thousand and One Nights. Thischarming woman died in the year 831 of our era, and washere buried with every demonstration of grief character-istic of the Orient. The tomb has an octaoonal base,whereon is a pointed dome seventy feet high, the innersurface of which is covered Avith small concave niches,which form the Arabic frieze. Beneath the dome lies 102 THRONES AND PALACES OF the beautiful Zobeida, and near her is the body of Aje-shah, wife of Hassan Pasha, who died at a subsequentperiod. And just beyond the tomb, we passed the spotwhere the cruel Tamerlane erected his pyramids of hu-man skulls. Once more in Bagdad, it required nearly a week tocomplete the needful preparations for our overland jour-ney of a thousand miles, from the City of the Caliphs,via Nineveh, through MesojDotamia, across Syria, to Is-kenderoon, on the Mediterranean. There is a shorterroute to the sea, which is acioss the desert, and by wayof Damascus; and there is a long

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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:195 bookcollection:Princeton bookcollection:americana

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