Babylon Electrified; The History of an Expedition Undertaken to Restore Ancient Babylon by the Power of Electricity and How It Resulted

Babylon Electrified; The History of an Expedition Undertaken to Restore Ancient Babylon by the Power of Electricity and How It Resulted

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...valley of the Dyalah. Jack Adams found an excellent site for hydraulic works near Kizil-Robat, in the gorges of the Hamrin. The caravan was now again in a land of plains; the mountains had been finally left. They passed through a veritable garden, intersected by myriads of brooks which spread coolness and fertility round about them. The frosts of winter had hardly been left, when, suddenly, our travelers found themselves amid the splendors of summer, with a burning sun over their heads. This sudden transition was not without its inconveniences. The two young girls had some trouble in standing it. It became necessary to travel more slowly and by short stages. After leaving Bakuba they ceased to follow the stream, in order to take the shortest cut to Bagdad. The ruins of Dastaghad, as yet unexplored, won Grimmitschoffer's attention for a whole day. The savant discovered a colossal head of stone there--weighing at least fifty pounds--which he packed up with the greatest precautions, so as to be able to study it at leisure after his return to Babylon, for, according to him, this find was of a nature to throw a light upon a large section of the country. "No more brains in one than in the other," murmured Jack Adams between his teeth. A singular contrast between these two men--the one always looking ahead, hoping everything from the future; the other constantly turned towards the past, seeking there the secret of the destinies of humanity. On the 19th of April the caravan was back at Bagdad. Every one was very glad to be once more in a known place. Next day, before lunch, Lord Badger took Miss Rose aside. "These continual journeys weary you," said he to her, kindly. "It has been so for some time; it would be worse at present, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618033
  • 9781236618030