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Memoir on the Ruins of Babylon. with Plates. 3. Ed. - London, Longman 1818 (Paperback) Loot Price: R343
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Memoir on the Ruins of Babylon. with Plates. 3. Ed. - London, Longman 1818 (Paperback): Claudius James Rich
Memoir on the Ruins of Babylon. with Plates. 3. Ed. - London, Longman 1818 (Paperback): Claudius James Rich

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Memoir on the Ruins of Babylon. with Plates. 3. Ed. - London, Longman 1818 (Paperback)

Claudius James Rich

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...sort of which a simple burning with the brambles, which abound in the Desert, is sufficient; while the bitumen, to deprive it of-its brittleness and render it capable_of being applied to the brick, must be boiled with a certain' proportion of oil; and after all, the tenacity of the bitumen bears no comparison with that of the mor-_ tar.. The bricks which N iebuhr mentions as being 'so easily separated, were all laid in bitumen; and-I invariably found that when this was the case, as above the subterranean passage in the mound of the Kasr, the bricks could be picked out with a small pickaxe, or even trowel, with the utmost facility; but where the best, mortar had been used, as at the Birs, no force or art could detach the bricks without break-' ' ing them in pieces. 3 _ There are two places in the pashalick of Bagdad where bitumen is found: the first is near Kerkouk, and too remote to come under present consideration; the next is at Heet, the Is_0f Herodotus, 'whence the Babylonians drew their supplies; Heet is a town situated on the Euphrates, about thirty leagues to the west of Bagdad, inhabited by Arabs' and Karaite Jews. The principal-bitumen-pit has two sources, and is divided by a wall in the centre, on oneside of whichthe bitumen bubbles up, and' on the other oil of naphtha; for these two productions are always found in the same situation. That kind of petroleum, called by the Orientals Mmnia, is also found here, butof a quality greatly inferior to that brought from Persia. Strabo, who calls the naphtha liquid bitumen, says its flame cannot be extinguished by water, and relates a cruel experiment made by Alexander, to prove the truth of this, the result of which however is in direct contradiction of it. I...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Claudius James Rich
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-86275-4
Barcode: 9781236862754
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LSN: 1-236-86275-9

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