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" ... innumerable painted domes and minarets, its lofty walls and towers, its palaces and painted kiosks. It seemed to be all that I had pictured to myself of the City of the Caliphs and the sojourn of Haroun al Rashid. "
Sir A. Henry Layard, G.C.B., D.C.L.: Autobiography and Letters from His ... - Page 325
by Sir Austen Henry Layard, William Napier Bruce (ed.), Sir Arthur John Otway (bart.), Sir Arthur John Otway - 1903
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Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon

Lesley Adkins - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 424 pages
...city of the Caliphs ... I was, however, doomed to disappointment, for we had scarcely landed . . . when I found that, instead of the magnificent capital...distant view had enchanted me, I was in the midst of mean, mud-built dwellings and a heap of ruins . . . More than one quarter was nothing but a heap of...
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