The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World, Or, the History, Geography, and Antiquites of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, and Persia Vo

The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World, Or, the History, Geography, and Antiquites of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, and Persia Vo

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...644.) It is evident, from the marks of the place where the nrchitrave was inserted, that not very much of the anla is worn awny. "The entire area covered by the Palace of Darius, even if we include the portico, is little more than 13,000 square feet The area covered by the Palace of Sargon seems to have been about 20,000 feet; that covered by the palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh was 40,000 square yards, or 3-0,000 feet. 12 M. Flandin, in his restoration of the ground-plan of this palace, makes the number of rooms fifteen (pi. 121); but his plan of the actual ruins (pi. 113) shows thirteen apartments only. ls The area of Darius's hall is about 2500 feet; three halls in the palace of Sargon exceeded 3000 feet. (See above, vol. i. pp. 282, 292, and 294.) 14 Rich speaks of this building as having an: nae appearance, which he explains as "stuffed and heavy." (Journey to PtTsep.)tis. p. 247.) ls The non-discovery of any fragment of a pillar after all the researches made plated with silver or with gold, anl if the ceiling consisted (as it most likely did) of beams, crossing each other at right angles, with square spaces between them, all likewise coated with the precious metals 16--if moreover the cold stone walls, excepting where they were broken by a doorway, or a window, were similarly decked17--if curtains of brilliant hues hung across the entrances18--if the pavement was of many-coloured stones,19 and in places covered with magnificent carpets20--if an elevated golden throne, under a canopy of purple,21 adorned the upper end of the room, standing against the wall midway between the two doors--if this were in truth the arrangement and ornamentation of the apartment, we can well understand that the coup-d'ceil must have been...show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
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  • English
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  • 1236614070
  • 9781236614070