Nineveh and Its Remains: With an Account of a Visit to the Chaldaean Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, Or Devil-worshippers; and an Enquiry Into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians, Band 1
J. Murray, 1854
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already amongst ancient appeared Arabs arms Assyrian authority bas-reliefs brought building built bull called carried centre Chaldæans chamber character chariot chief Christian church collected completely containing continued covered crossed described destroyed discovered district early East entered entrance evident excavations face feet figures followed formed frequently give hand head holding horses houses inhabitants inscription king Kurdish Kurds lions lower Monuments Mosul mound mountains nature Nestorian night Nimroud Nineveh object observed once origin palace party Pasha passed plain present priests principal probably raised reached received remains represented rest returned river rocks round ruins sacred scarcely sculptures sent Sheikh sides similar slabs Sofuk soon standing stones taken tents Tiyari tomb trees tribe turned upper usual valley village walls warriors whilst whole winged winged figures women Yezidis
Seite 67 - This is not the work of men's hands," exclaimed he, " but of those infidel giants of whom the prophet, peace be with him ! has said that they •were higher than the tallest date tree; this is one of the idols which Noah, peace be with him ! cursed before the flood.
Seite 71 - And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness. And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work.
Seite 299 - I am Raphael, one of the seven holy angels, which present the prayers of the saints, and which go in and out before the glory of the Holy One.
Seite 12 - However, it was evident that the monument appertained to a very ancient and very civilised people, and it was natural from its position to refer it to the inhabitants of Nineveh, a city which, although it could not have occupied a site so distant from the Tigris, must have been in the vicinity of the place. M. Botta had discovered an Assyrian edifice, the first, probably, which had been exposed to the view of man since the fall of the Assyrian Empire.
Seite 71 - Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.
Seite iii - Chaldeans pourtrayed with vermilion, girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity...
Seite 4 - Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh and the city Rehoboth, and Calah. And Resen, between Nineveh and Calah ; the same is a great city.
Seite 68 - As he requested me to discontinue my operations until the sensation in the town had somewhat subsided, I returned to Nimroud and dismissed the workmen, retaining only two men to dig leisurely along the walls without giving cause for further interference. I ascertained by the end of March the existence of a second pair of winged human-headed lions, differing from those previously discovered in form, the human shape being continued to the waist, and being furnished with human arms, as well as with...