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The seven great monarchies of the ancient Eastern world

or The history, geography, and antiquities of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Parthia, and Sassanian, or New Persian Empire

by George Rawlinson

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Published by Worthington in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ancient History,
  • Antiquities,
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination3 vol.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24660842M
    OCLC/WorldCa10164868

    Archers had rounded bows about four feet in length, and arrows a little more than three feet long. Theophrastus, Dioscorides, Virgil, and other writers, celebrate its wonderful qualities, distinctly assigning it to the same region. It is often patterned with squares and gradines. It is not possible at present to locate with accuracy all these places.

    The poles are plain, not patterned, sometimes, however, terminating in the head of a horse; there is no ornamental framework connecting them with the chariot, but in its stead we see a thin bar, attached to which, either above or below, there is in most instances a loop, whereto we may suppose that the reins were occasionally fastened. The Euphrates, which has low banks, is hence at all times inclined to leave its bed, and to flow off to the right, where large tracts are below its ordinary level. There is no reason to think that the terns Chaldaea had at anytime the extensive signification of Mesopotamia, much less that it applied to the entire flat country between the desert and the mountains. After passing respectively Serut and El Khitr, the two streams converge rapidly. The swordsman commonly thrust with his weapon, but he could cut with it likewise, for it was with this arm that the Assyrian warrior was wont to decapitate his fallen enemy. The mineral products of Media are numerous and valuable.

    Some metal shields were perfectly plain; others exhibited a number of concentric rings, others again were inlaid or embossed with tasteful and elaborate patterns. All IP addresses in Germany are blocked. On the side of the desert, and again near Tabriz at the mouth of the Aji Su, are vast plains which glisten with the substance, and yield it readily to all who care to gather it up. The trappings of the chariot-horses belonging to the two periods are not very different. The heated particles, by their contact with the atmosphere, increase its fervid glow, and, penetrating by the nose and mouth, dry up the moisture of the tongue, parch the throat, and irritate or even choke the lungs. In battle-pieces they are commonly represented at full speed, in marches trotting, in processions walking in a stately manner.


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The seven great monarchies of the ancient Eastern world by George Rawlinson Download PDF Ebook

Ropes were made from the fibres of the bark; and the wood was employed for building and furniture. In this latter case they generally made the curve a complete semicircle, while occasionally they were content with a small segment, less even than a quarter of a circle.

At intervals along the line of his intended conduit he first sinks shafts, which he then connects with one another by galleries, seven or eight feet in height, giving his galleries a slight incline, so that the water may run down them freely, and continuing them till he reaches a point where he wishes to bring the water out upon the surface of the plain.

It was, he says, the site of an ancient palace belonging to Ecbatana, which Tigranes the Armenian had destroyed. It was at first regarded as Scythic in character; but Mr. As if to compensate themselves for the uniformity to which they submitted in this instance, the Assyrians indulged in a variety of crested helmets.

The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol (of 7): Persia

Page 25 The cultivation of the date-palm was widely extended in Chaldaea, probably from very early times. The hoopoe Upupa is probably still rarer, since very few travellers mention it.

Occasionally the collar was plain, but more often it was elaborately patterned. The spring sets in about the beginning of March, and is The seven great monarchies of the ancient Eastern world book first somewhat cool, The seven great monarchies of the ancient Eastern world book to the prevalence of the baude caucasan or north wind,a which blows from districts where the snow still lies.

However terrible to the foes of the Assyrians may have been the shock of their chariots and the impetuosity of their horsemen, it was probably to the solidity of the infantry, to their valor, equipment, and discipline, that the empire was mainly indebted for its long series of victories.

It is generally patterned, and appears to have been a mere flat leathern band. In general the thirsty sand absorbs, within a short distance of their source, the various brooks and streams which flow south and east into the desert from the northern and western mountain chains, without allowing them to collect into rivers or to carry fertility far into the plain region.

The wealth of the region was strikingly exhibited by the heavy demands which were made upon it by the Persian kings, as well as by the riches which, notwithstanding these demands, were accumulated in the hands of those who administered its government.

They are not, however, streams of equal importance. Even those cities themselves were probably of moderate dimensions, and had little of the architectural splendor which gives so peculiar an interest to the towns of Mesopotamia. The lake, which is of an irregular shape, is about paces in circumference.

There are two principal types of chariots in the Assyrian sculptures, which may be distinguished as the earlier and the later. Hitherto it has been found possible in these volumes to check and correct the statements of ancient writers, which are almost always exaggerated, by an appeal to the incontrovertible evidence of modern surveys and explorations.

Several examples of a rich type have been already given in the representations of chariots, but none exhibit this peculiarity. When taken young, he is easily tamed, and then manifests considerable attachment to his master.World Library, Michael Lahanas.

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