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'Military Report on South-West Persia, Including the Provinces of Khuzistan (Arabistan), Luristan, and Part of Fars' [‎230] (249/466)

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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R oute N o. 1 — contd.
From Muhammerah to Tehran, fyc. —contd.
Names of towns, villages, &c.
D istances in
— .
The Roswand chain runs parallel to the Alwand and divides Kassoz into two parts ; seve
ral easy passages occur in the range.
9 Harow, a large village, lies 1 mile to
the southward. Road wide and good
since 7 a.m.
9-15 ...... ... ... Enters the Taug-i-Tura, 1,000 yards
wide, soon narrowing to 300 yards, bor
dered on either hand by barren, precipi
tous hills. That to the northward is called the Kiih-i-Kasack ; that to the southward the
Kiih-i-Lagwar ; they rise 300' to 400' over the valley, and are said to join in with the
Bakhtian hills. Those to the southward are snow-topped. The Tura stream flows under
the Kiih-i-Lagwar, and is 600 yards distant.
Here the road from Hamadan joins it. The telegraph line, 1 wire, now follows the road.
Tuea (elevation 6,490').
Small village, 600 yards to the south
ward ; road good, 20 feet wide ; descent
gentle ; barometer 23*5 7 (6,790').
Skirts the left bank of the stream from
20' to 50' wide ; current rapid; bed stony
and 30' deep in places, with a width of
from 50' to 200'; willows border its banks.
Valley widens and is cultivated ; wheat,
grapes, fruit, &c., grow here to perfec
A village of about 300 inhabitants with
one water mill ; firewood more plentiful
than heretofore. The river is here spann
ed by a 5-arched masonry bridge, about
Its parapet is in ruins. A road runs along the right
40 yards long, fit for one line of traffic,
bank of the stream.
General Remarks. —The road for 3 miles was a mule track cut up by numerous snow -water
rivulets; it then improved in width and surface, and could be readily made into a cart track.
The Tang-i-Tura here ends, and a well cultivated valley, 500 to 800 yards wide, with a
direction of 320° and 140°, commences. A thunder-storm, with rain, occurred at noon.
26th April 18S4.
22 5-25 Tuea 429 Barometer 23 -75 ,/ ; thermometer 43°^
Fords a stream 30' wide, 2' deep, flowing
in a direction of 140°, and turns down a
well cultivated valley, 1 mile wide.
A large village -I a mile to the south
ward, at the foot of the hills. Willows are
plentiful and fruit trees abundant; wheat
averages 4 V in height. Dung is stacked
for fuel. Road skirts the Ab-i-Tura, a rapid stream, 50' to 100' wide ; the hills J a mile to the
south are snow clad; those to the north, | a mile distant, are less elevated and are
intersected by numerous valleys having a general northerly run ; all hills are barren and
steep. The valley increases in width from 2 to 3 miles ; small villages, a mile apart, are
numerous. The road is of a good width ; soil, clay.

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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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