Nippur: Or, Explorations and Adventures on the Euphrates; the Narrative of the University of Pennsylvania Expedition to Babylonia in the Years 1888-1890, Volume 2

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1897 - Babylonia

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Page 132 - So I took the deed of the purchase, both that which was sealed, according to the law and custom, and that which was open.
Page 50 - de résistance, the tomato-can firework. At first this fizzled and bade fair to ruin our whole performance. Then, just as we despaired of success, it exploded with a great noise, knocking us over backward in the trench, behind a wall in which we were hidden, and filling the air with fiery serpents hissing and
Page 50 - men were all in camp and at leisure, so that I was sure they would notice what we did. Noorian and I ascended a high point of the mound near by, he solemnly bearing a compass before me on an improvised black cushion. There, by the side of an old trench, we went through a complicated
Page 166 - Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Tidal, king of Goiim
Page 163 - Niffer had not been built, E-kura had not been constructed; ' Erech had not been built, E-ana [the temple of Ishtar, at Erech] had not been constructed ; ' The Abyss had not been made, Eridu had not been constructed.
Page 163 - and subdued them from the rising of the sun to the setting of the sun ; at that time he made straight his path from the lower sea of the Tigris and Euphrates
Page 94 - Wells and similar shafts were sunk at other points of the temple, wherever a favorable opportunity seemed to present itself, for the purpose of confirming, checking, and reinforcing the results obtained from the excavation of
Page 81 - the priests of this god affirm, is chosen for himself by the deity out of all the women of the land.
Page 163 - made straight his path from the lower sea of the Tigris and Euphrates to the upper sea, and granted him
Page 163 - lands, invested Lugal-zaggisi with the kingdom of the world and granted him success before the world ; when he filled all lands with his renown, and subdued

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