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The Babylonian Story of the Deluge and the Epic of Gilgamish - 1920 - A Wallis Budge E a Wallis Budge

The Babylonian Story of the Deluge and the Epic of Gilgamish - 1920

Paperback Published: 29th August 2006
ISBN: 9781594623035
Number Of Pages: 68

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In 1845-47 and again in 1849-51 Mr. (later Sir) A. H. Layard carried out a series of excavations among the ruins of the ancient city of Nineveh, " that great city, wherein are more " than sixteen thousand persons that cannot discern between " their right hand and their left; and also much cattle "' (Jonah iv, 11). Its ruins lie on the left or east bank of the Tigris, exactly opposite the town of Al-Mawsil, or Mosul, which was founded by the Sassanians and marks the site of Western Nineveh. At first Layard thought that these ruins were not those of Nineveh, which he placed at Nimrud, about 20 miles downstream, but of one of the other cities- that were builded by Asshur (see Gen. x, 11, 12). Thanks, however, to Christian, Roman and Muhammadan tradition, there is no room for doubt about it, and the site of Nineveh has always been known...

ISBN: 9781594623035
ISBN-10: 1594623031
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 68
Published: 29th August 2006
Publisher: Book Jungle
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.13