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Adanah Adiabene Amadiyeh ancient antiquity appears Arabs Armenian arrived ascended Assyria banks Berrawi Betlis bishop Buhtan built called castle Chaldean village Chaldeans Christian church cliffs Constantinople crossed cultivated Davud descended district east Ecbatana Erzrum Euphrates feet foot gardens Greek Hadhr Hatra hills horses houses inhabitants Izedis jami Jebel Jews Jezireh journey Julamerik Kalah Kara Khabur khan Koniyeh Kurdish Kurdistan Kurds lake limestone lofty Mardin Mesopotamia miles Mohammedan Mosul mound mountains nearly Nestorians Nimrud Nineveh Nisibis numerous Osmanli Pasha pass Patriarch Persian plain population precipices present priest range Rassam ravine remarkable residence river rivulet road rock rocky round Rowandiz ruins Sert Shammar Shehr Sheikh side Sinjar snow stone Strabo stream Sultan summit Syrian Tagh tatar Taurus Tigranocerta Tigris Tiyari Tokat tombs town travellers tribes tributary Turkomans Turks upland Urimiyeh vale valley visited walls wooded Xenophon yards
Page 249 - Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not...
Page 143 - This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none besides me : how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.
Page 167 - Every stone, not only in the chief building but in the walls and bastions, and other public monuments, when not defaced by time, is marked with a character, which is, for the most part, either a Chaldaic letter or numeral.
Page 187 - They bow in adoration before the rising sun, and kiss his first rays when they strike on a wall or other object near them ; and they will not blow out a candle with their breath, or spit in the fire, lest they should defile that sacred element. ' Circumcision and the passover, or a sacrificial festival allied to the passover in time and circumstance, seem also to identify them with the Jews ; and altogether they certainly present a most singular chapter in the history of man.'.
Page 143 - He shall recount his worthies : they shall stumble in their walk ; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared. The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved.
Page 155 - Aker Kuf and the Mujallibah, only without intervening layers of reeds. On the side of these lofty artificial cliffs numerous hawks and crows nestled in security, while at their base was a deep sloping declivity of crumbled materials. On this northern face, which is the most perfect as well as the highest, there occurs at one point the remains of a wall built with large square-cut stones...