Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens Volume 2

Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...the villagers lay in a supply of water sufficient to last until the lake has resumed its wonted calm. How true this may be, or what causes the ebullition of the water, I am not prepared to say. July 6. Obruk to Sultan Khan, 7 h. 31 m. The country is not a level plain, but is gently rolling ground. The land would everywhere be productive if it could only be irrigated. Unfortunately, water can be had only at intervals, for instance, at the villages Ortakuyu, Bakharakh, Erdodu. These villages raise crops that can do with the winter and spring rains, such as wheat and barley, but they rely mainly on their herds for subsistence. Sultan Khan is the grandest and most beautiful of all the remains of Seldjuk splendor seen by us in Asia Minor. We spent one day in its welcome shade, during which time numerous photographs were taken, and the huge building was roughly measured. One of the Arabic inscriptions says that it was built in 1277 A.d. A very large spring rises near Sultan Khan, and the land yields abundant harvests wherever it can be properly irrigated. Indeed, this is true almost everywhere in Asia Minor. July 8. Sultan Khan to Ak Serai, 7 h. 53 m. We pass the ruins of a Seldjuk Khan in 4 h. 15 m. from Sultan Khan. Ak Serai is a sleepy uninteresting town, with but few traces of the Graeco-Roman civilization; but the foot-prints of the Seldjuks are abundant. Henceforth the reader may consult the map of Southern Cappadocia, which accompanies this volume. No. 257. Ak Serai. Copy. P R 0 V July 9. Ak Serai to Selme, 4 h. 4 m. At Selme we found numerous dwellings cut in the rock, similar to those described by the early travellers at Soghanlii Dere and Udjessar. In fact, we found such rock-cut dwellings wherever the soft volcanic tufa appears...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236820436
  • 9781236820433