The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World or the History, Geography and Antiquities of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media and Persia Volum

The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World or the History, Geography and Antiquities of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media and Persia Volum

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...name of a place, the term 'ir would scarcely have been added. of which it is possible to name, but so numerous that they cover the whole face of the country with their ruins.8 Among them were Tarbisa, Arbil, and Khazeh, in the tract between the Tigris and Mount Zagros; Haran, Tel-Apni, and Amida, towards the north-west frontier; Sirki (Circesium), at the confluence of the Khabour with the Euphrates; Anat on the Euphrates, some way below this junction; Tabiti, Magarisi, Shadikanni, Katni, Beth-Khalupi, &c., in the district south of the Sinjar, between the lower course of the Khabour and the Tigris. Here again, as in the case of Chaldaea,9 it is impossible at present to locate with accuracy all the cities. We must once more confine ourselves to the most important, and seek to determine, either absolutely or with a certain vagueness, their several positions. It admits of no reasonable doubt that the ruins opposite Mosul are those of Nineveh. The name of Nineveh is read on the bricks; and a uniform tradition, reaching from the Arab conquest to comparatively recent times,1 attaches to the mounds themselves the same title. They are the most extensive ruins int Assyria; and their geographical position suits perfectly all the notices of the geographers and historians with respect to the great Assyrian capital.2 8 Layard, Nineveh and its lie-Journ. vol. xii. p. 418, note.) To mains, vol. i. p. 314; Nineveh ami prove the coutinuity of the tradiBabylon, pp. 245, 246, 312, 313, tion, it would be necessary to quote &c.; Journal of Asiatic Society, vol. all travellers, from Benjamin of xv. pp. 303, 304. I Tudela to Mr. Layard, who disputes 'See above, page 20. its value, but does not deny it. 1 The early Arabian geographers See Herod, i. 193; Strab....show more

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  • English
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  • 1236596323
  • 9781236596321