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alabaster Amadiyah amongst ancient appeared Arabs Asheetha Assyrian Baghdad bas-reliefs Beder Khan Bey Botta bricks brought building bull carpets carried castle Cawass centre Chaldaeans chamber chariot chief Christian church Colossal winged figures compartments desert discovered district encampment entrance eunuch excavations facing feet fir-cone followed formed fragments hand head horned cap horsemen horses houses human-headed Ibrahim Agha inhabitants Ismail Pasha journey Kasha Khorsabad king Kurdish Kurdistan Kurds lions lower Melek ment Mesopotamia Monuments of Nineveh Mosul mound mountains Mussulman Nestorian Nestorius Nimroud Nineveh ornaments party Patriarch Persia plain plunder priests ravine reached remains return to Mosul river rocks rode round rubbish ruins salamlik scarcely sculptures sect Shammar Sheikh Adi Sheikh Nasr sides similar Sinjar Sofuk stones Syria Tatar tents Tigris Tiyari Tkhoma tomb trenches tribe uncovered Unsculptured slabs upper usual inscription valley village walls warriors whilst women workmen Yezidis
Page 71 - me had but now appeared to bear witness in the words of the prophet, that once '* the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches and with a shadowing shroud of an high ^stature; and his top was among the thick boughs .... his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were
Page 71 - a desolation and dry like a wilderness, and flocks lie down in the midst of her: all the beasts of the nations, both the cormorant and bittern, lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice sings in the windows; and desolation is in the thresholds.
Page 46 - between the Zab and Selamiyah. We have killed our horses and ourselves in carrying those accursed stones." A steady rain setting in, I left the horsemen, and returned to the village. In the evening Daoud Agha brought back with him a prisoner and two of his followers severely wounded. He had fallen in with a party of
Page 301 - is an abomination ; and never to be worn in dress, or to be used in their houses. Their Kubleh, or the place to which they look whilst performing their holy ceremonies, is that part of the heavens in which the sun rises, and towards it they turn the faces of their dead.
Page 67 - peace be with him! cursed before the flood" In this opinion, the result of a careful examination, all the bystanders concurred. I now ordered a trench to be dug due south from the head, in the expectation of
Page 24 - night and day, so that he built himself a room of glass in yonder palace, that he might dwell therein, and shut out the insect. But the gnat entered also, and passed by his ear into his brain, upon which it fed, and increased in size day by day, so that the servants of
Page 20 - his teeth in masticating the food he condescends to receive from the inhabitants. On entering Mosul, he had induced several of the principal Aghas who had fled from the town on his approach, to return to their homes ; and having made a formal display of oaths and protestations, cut their throats to
Page 133 - emblem of the supreme deity a human figure, with the wings and tail of a bird, enclosed in a circle, and holding a ring in one hand, resembling the image so frequently occurring on the early sculptures of Persia, and at one time conjectured to be the Zoroastrian
Page 292 - round the pedlars who exposed their wares for sale in the court-yard. Thousands of lights were reflected in the fountains and streams, glimmered amongst the foliage of the trees, and danced in the distance. As I was gazing on this extraordinary scene, the hum of human voices was
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