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'Military Report on South-West Persia, Including the Provinces of Khuzistan (Arabistan), Luristan, and Part of Fars' [‎239] (262/466)

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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Route No. 2.
F rom K ijm to G ulpaigan.
Authority — M ajor M. S. B ell.
Distance—112 miles.
A. M.
Names of towns, villages, &e.
Interme- Total,
diate. I
Srd May 1884.
K um (elevation 3,470')
Long. 50° 54' E.
Lat. 34° 41' N. ...
D istances in
Barometer 26 , 55' / .
Leaves the town by the eastern gate, on
the north side of which, fronting the city
wall, is a long strip of water 100' wide.
.. , , a i - ^ if. roa( ^ wide, stony, but in good order;
the soil produces good crops of barley. A formation of red, white, and brown clays, similar to
that on the lett bank ot the river, here occurs.
Numerous irrigation canals and rills cut up the road ; a branch road goes east.
Crosses three irrigation cuts, 6' to 8' wide,
by low bridges, and passes over rough
ground amongst undulations of clay.
Road, stony and undulating, skirts the
right bank of the Ab-i-Khonsar.
Traverses a stony uncultivated plain
with rocky outcrops here and there.
Road crosses the continuation of the
undulations met at 11-35 a.m . on the
1st instant.
/-if . , , „ , The uncultivated plain, called Hawar-i-
Daghan, stretches for some distance to the east ; it grows the poorest of grasses and many
weeds. River 800 yards to the right. The country is treeless and grows no shrubs.
D agh I n (elevation
where the land is irrigated by cana
Small village on the Ab-i-Khonsar,
and to the south of a low range of hills ;
, •' * s f ron l the river, good crops of barley and wheat are pro-
duced. 1 here are some fine mulberry trees here and many fruit trees. The houses are of mud
with mud domed roofs. The water is brackish and curdles soap. There were seen about the vil-
age about 75 donkeys, 300 or 400 sheep, besides a few cows. These graze on the plain passed
p. M.
General Remarks.
ment, he converted in a cart-road
Barometer 26" 1''; temperature 75°.
The road throughout the stage could, with very slight improve-
A .M.
4tk May 1884.
DIghIN ... I
15 ] Barometer 26'I 7 ; thermometer 64°.
The small village of Dhilgnn lies
the left bank of the river, 2 miles to the southward.
(xraduaHy rising, the road enters the low hills, which are rocky, steep, and barren.
■ - t - v 1 ... I ... 1 Barometer 25*7" (4,190'). Road undu-
"hnWl » . .. ., . ' ' lates ; it is generally a broad track with a
a smaU stream is a mule track capable, however, of being readily widened ; crosses
^oil, a loose shale, as a rule.
h or |
1 ... 1 ... The river is judged to be 1| miles to the
bant K tt i^J-u -n mi I I southward, and is bordered on its right
low h\]L -u a ^ ' a l arge g rained black sand J country barren, treeless, and a mass of
for oa rial J v S werS : are f a irl y numerous ; the lo w thorn bushes afEord a scant grazing
5 ere of poor physique and size ; road 130' wide, surface hard; gradients gentle.

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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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