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NIN E V E H

AND

ITS REMAINS :

WITH AN ACCOUNT OF A VISIT TO THE CHALDÆAN
CHRISTIANS OF KURDISTAN, AND THE YEZIDIS,
OR DEVIL-WORSHIPPERS; AND AN ENQUIRY
INTO THE MANNERS AND ARTS OF

THE ANCIENT ASSYRIANS.

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“She saw men pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans pourtrayed with
vermilion.

“Girded with girdies 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."

EZEKIEL, Xxiii. 14, 15.

IN TWO VOLUMES. – VOL. I.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

B100

.و در این امر

TARVARD UiIVERSITY LIBRARY

TO

BENJAMIN AUSTEN, ESQ.

THESE VOLUMES

ARE AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED.

PREFACE.

It is with considerable diffidence that I venture to submit the following narrative to the reader. The opinions of friends, and a desire on my part to communicate the little information that opportunities may have enabled me to acquire, with regard to a country and city so little known as Assyria and Nineveh, have alone induced me to undertake a work of this nature under the united disadvantages of incapacity, literary inexperience, ill-health, and a very short residence in England. When I add that I have, at the same time, been engaged in preparing for the press an illustrated work on the Monuments of Nineveh, and in superintending the publication, for the Trustees of the British Museum, of the Cuneiform inscriptions brought by me from Assyria, occupations which have demanded considerable time and

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