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History and Description of Orfah—the Edessa of the Greeks, and the Ur of the

Chaldees

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CHAP. VI.

Further Detention at Orfah: Interior of the City, Gardens, and Entertainments

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CHAP. VII.

From Orfah to the Encampment of El Mazār

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ILLUSTRATIONS.

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1 MAP OF MESOPOTAMIA, WITH A SKETCII OF TIIE AUTHOR'S ROUTE
2 PLAN OF THE REMAINS OF BABYLON, ON THE EAST BANK OF THE EUPHRATES
3 VIEWS OF THE PRINCIPAL EXISTING RUINS OF THAT ANCIENT CITY.

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Engravers. Page. 1 Fountain near Aleppo. Preparing to break up Encampment

Bonner 1 2 Banks of the Euphrates, and approach to the Town of Beer

Byfield

26 3 Halt of the Caravan, and Diversions of the Guards by Moonlight Branston 39 4 Interior View of the Streets and Buildings of Orfah, from a Terrace White 51 5 Mosque of Abraham, in his native City, Ur of the Chaldees ... Lee

69 6 Oriental Conversazione and Garden Entertainment

Dodd 95 7 Plunder of the Caravan by a Turcoman Horde

Branston 130 8 Ancient Arabic Remains in the ruined Town of Koach Hassar

Lee 157 9 Approach to Mardin, a City seated on a Rock

Dodd 177 10 Waadi Zennaar, or Valley of the Girdle, Travellers reposing White 195 11 Crossing the Tigris, and first approach to Diarbekr

Jackson 206 12 Rural Celebration of an Eastern Marriage by a Village Feast

White 227 13 Ancient Greek and Roman Remains on the ruined site of Nisibeen Byfield 253 14 Caravan rushing, by night, to a deep and rapid River

Bonner 271 15 Perspective of a Vaulted Bazār at Mousul

Lee 285 16 Bridge of Boats across the Tigris, and View of the River's Banks Byfield 298 17 Interior of a public Caravanserai, at Ain Koura

White 323 18 Walled Town of Kuffree, at the foot of a range of Hills

Branston 340 19 Rocky Defile between Kara Tuppee and Delhi Abass

Byfield 354 20 Perspective View of a Street and Mosque at Bagdad

Lee

371 21 Akkerkoof, or the Castle of Nimrod, “the mighty hunter”

Bonner 394 22 Tomb of Zobeida, wife of Haroun-el-Rashid, the Caliph of Bagdad Branston, 407 23 Return from a Desert Excursion in search of the Walls of Babylon... Dodd 438 24 Tower of Babel and Plain of Shinar, near the banks of the Euphrates Bonner 473 25 Turkish Coffee-House, near the Bridge of Boats on the Tigris at Bagdad Branston 496 26 Gates of the City, as seen from the Interior

White 517 27 Procession of the Pasha, from the Mosque to the Palace

Bonner 540

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