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'Military Report on South-West Persia, Including the Provinces of Khuzistan (Arabistan), Luristan, and Part of Fars' [‎214] (233/466)

The record is made up of 1 volume (390 pages). It was created in 1885. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: Printed Collections.


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E oute N o. 1 — contd.
From Muhammerah to Tehran, 8fc. —contd.
D istances in
£ %
Names of towns, villages, &c.
18th April 1S84.
A b - i -S aed
Barometer 25 , 35" ; tliermometer 48 0 j
cold wind. Crosses the stony and grassy
basin, very swampy in places ; streams
well out of the hill side.
Crosses a small stream, and rising, sHrts
the sides of an undulation ; good track.
Undulations of clay ; their slopes gen
tle and up to 12°; decomposed gypsum
rock again abundant.
Skirts the Af rina stream, flowing west
and north ; it is 20' wide, 2' deep, and
rapid ; it flows between deep undulations, the sides of its valley being composed of undula
tions of red earth and decomposed gypsum.
N asae I b I d
Crosses the stream as above, descending
into its bed over difficult steps in rock;
barometer 25*8" (4,240'). Shortly after
crosses a subsidiary stream 10' wide and
1' deep.
There is cultivation near the river
crossing ; good grass grows notwithstand
ing the stony nature of the soil.
Nasarabad lies to the east of the stream. There is there the Kala-i-Nasar and the ruins
of a post office and telegraph station.
8 ... ... Crosses heavy undulations composed of
red earth and decomposed gypsum; their
greatest slopes about 15°. The track is
i generally good, but here and there rocky
and bad, and in places steep.
8-10 [ ... ... A steep ascent and descent.
8-15 ... ... Steep and difficult ascent (60'high) over
rock and red earth, the Kiih-i-Gird; skirts
the Kulohu or Tajin stream, 30' wide and
rapid, flowing west in a deep valley bor
dered by undulations of red earth diversified by outcrops of rock.
8-55 ... ... Barometer before descent 25'S"; in the
bed of the stream 25*95" (4,140').
Crosses the stream, 30' to 50' wide, 2 o
deep, stony bottom, by a temporary hnage
of trees thrown over by the Iliyats, and traverses undulations as before. A few stunted
oaks and shrubs grow here and there ; crosses an extensive outcrop of felspar rock.
' " Barometer 25-5' / ; skirts the Kuh-i-triia-
zal, a steep range, of light brown colour,
with broken sides, and elevated 500 over
the valley. m • i.
Track stony, rises gradually; soil, aric
red clay ; oaks of larger size than heie o-
fore. There is a remarkable absence o
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• • •
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all animal and bird life in these hills {see page 81)

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Military Report on South-West Persia, Including the Provinces of Khuzistan (Arabistan), Luristan, and Part of Fars by Major and Bt. Lieut-Col. Mark S. Bell, V.C., R.E.

Publication Details: Simla: Government Central Branch Press, 1885. Prepared in the Intelligence Branch of the Quarter Master General's Department in India.

Physical Description: 3 maps in end pockets. 41 plates.

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1 volume (390 pages)

This volume contains a table of contents giving chapter headings and page references.

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Dimensions: 245mm x 150mm

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