Nineveh and Its Remains: With an Account of a Visit to the Chaldæan Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, Or Devil-worshippers; and an Inquiry Into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians, 1. kötet
G. P. Putnam, 1849
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alabaster Amadiyah amongst ancient appeared Arabs Asheetha Assyrian Baghdad bas-reliefs Beder Khan Bey Botta bricks brought building bulls carried castle Cawass centre Chaldaeans chamber chariot chief Christian church Colossal winged figures desert discovered district early encampment entrance eunuch excavations facing feet followed formed fragments gilt green cloth hand head Hormuzd Rassam horned cap horsemen horses houses human-headed Ibrahim Agha inhabitants Ismail Pasha journey Kasha Khorsabad king Kurdish Kurdistan Kurds lions lower Melek Mesopotamia Mohammed monuments Mosul mound mountains Mussulman Nestorian Nestorius Nimroud Nineveh ornaments palace party Pasha Patriarch plain priests Rassam ravine reached remains returned river rocks rode round ruins salamlik scarcely sculptures sect Shammar Sheikh Adi Sheikh Nasr sides similar Sinjar Sofuk stones Syria tents Tigris tion Tiyari Tkhoma tomb trenches tribe Ulema uncovered Unsculptured slabs usual inscription valley village walls warriors whilst women workmen Yezidis
76. oldal - 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.
77. oldal - 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.
353. oldal - Shakspere : being a verbal Index to all the passages in the dramatic works of the Poet.
76. oldal - B, plan 3. from nature, by men who sought, unaided by the light of revealed religion, to embody their conception of the wisdom, power, and ubiquity of a Supreme Being ? They could find no better type of intellect and knowledge than the head of the man; of strength, than the- body of the lion; of rapidity of motion, than the wings of the bird.
73. oldal - 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.
47. oldal - Wallah ! your books are right, and the Franks know that which is hid from the true believer. Here is the gold, sure enough, and please God, we shall find it all in a few days. Only don't say any thing about it to those Arabs, for they are asses and cannot hold their tongues. The matter will come to the ears of the Pasha.
33. oldal - 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.
74. oldal - Musulmans of the town, against proceedings so directly contrary to the laws of the Koran. The Cadi had no distinct idea whether the bones of the mighty hunter had been uncovered, or only his image ; nor did Ismail Pasha very clearly remember whether Nimrod was a true-believing prophet, or an Infidel.
114. oldal - she is the sister of the Sun ! what would you have more beautiful than that ? Had I a thousand purses, 1 would give them all for such a wife. See ! — her eyes are like the eyes of my mare, her hair is as bitumen, and her complexion resembles the finest Busrah dates. Any one would die for a Houri like that.