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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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STATUE OF A KING. and in his right hand is. the sacred mace. From hisneck dejiend the four sacred signs—the sun, the crescent,the trident, and the cross. To his girdle are attachedthree daggers, and above his head are the winged globe,the sun, the crescent, the trident, and the horned cap.At his feet is a triangular altar, not unlike the tripod of 272 THRONES AND PALACES OF the Greeks, and whereon were placed the offerings to thedeified king, who had been decreed divine honors. From the site of the temples we passed to examinethe remains of the once magnificent palace of King As-shur-izir-pal, who reigned in the ninth century before ourera. His is regarded as the most prosperous period inAssyrian history, and the one in which art was carriedto its highest degree of perfection among the Assyrians.He was no less renowned as a w^arrior than famous as ahunter. Ten of his great campaigns are recorded in cu-neiform inscriptions. His ninth was against Syria, duringwhich he compelled Tyre a

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Date: 2014-07-29 16:48:00
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:275 bookcollection:Princeton bookcollection:americana

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