The Buried City of the East; Nineveh [By T. Walker].

The Buried City of the East; Nineveh [By T. Walker].

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...are painted red, are very plainly perceived beginning to consume the gates. One portion of the adjoining slab completes the preceding scene, the other part appears to belong to the following tableau; in the one archers are seen advancing towards the fortress we have been speaking of, whilst in the other is a horseman turning his back on the place in question, and shaping his course towards another fortress, to which we shall shortly refer. Among the first personages there is one who, kneeling and letting fly an arrow, appears to belong to the same nation as the archers mentioned in the preceding paragraph. The upper part of his body is naked, and his hair and beard are cut short; his belt and the band round his neck are painted red; his quiver is blue; he is protected by a shield that a soldier holds over his head. The soldier has a pointed helmet; his tunic is short; and between his legs is seen the fringed appendage to a piece of cloth which is wrapped round his loins; his sword is suspended to a belt painted red; the bow hanging from his shoulder, and the javelin that he has in his hand, are of the same colour, while his quiver, on the contrary, is blue. Behind these warriors stand two other personages. One is a eunuch, dressed in the usual robe, with his breast and stomach covered with a coat of mail. His companion, who is bearded, also wears a pointed helmet, hut has only a short tunic under his coat of mail. In one hand he holds two javelins, while with the other he maintains the shield upright on the ground before the eunuch. Here finishes one warlike episode, only for another to begin. The personage on the recent bas-relief whom we have not yet described is a horseman ascending a hill, which is continued on the following slab. His...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493842
  • 9781236493842