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'Military Report on South-West Persia, Including the Provinces of Khuzistan (Arabistan), Luristan, and Part of Fars' [‎282] (327/466)

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. 4 — conid.
From Isfahan to BeMahdn and Bandar-Dildm, 8fc, —eontd.
Distances nr
Names of towns, villages, &c.
Springs gush out of the hill-side.
K haeeji (elevation
A small and dirty village of about 50
houses, assessed at 450 tomans yearly.
Snow falls between October and April.
To the south of the village is the Kiih-i-
ilitiari horse was
it is a soft food.
stationed here* Shahdaz, a
Sukhta. A detachment of six of the Ba
poor sort of clover, is nsed here as fodder ,
From Khareji a direct road leads to Chigakhor, distant 14i miles ; it leaves Tishms and
Schalamzar to the right and at 5 miles crosses the Gardan-i-
T> n „ j +0 cwakhor Pashand, 6,970' ; at 9 miles it passes the village of Kahrii,
to Chigacnor. the boundarj , b etween Chahar-Mahal district and
the Bakhtiari country and at 13 miles crosses the Kuh-i-Dalgir.— \Schindler.)
31st May 1884.
... 4
... 4
... 3
Barometer 23 , 5' / ; thermometer 48°.
Crosses the stream, here shallow and
200' wide, by a rough bridge of logs rest
ing upon revetments of boulders. The
poppy, wheat, and barley are cultivated j
•soil, a stiff clay ; fields, well irrigated and very swampy. To avoid crossing them the foot
bf the hills, skirting the valley, should be gained.
5.15 ... The stream keeps its general direction
of 200° and eventually, turning north
ward, passes through the hill Kuh-i-
Sukhta, which here runs across the
valley and over which the road passes.
Yillage, 2 miles to the right under the
hill and on the stream.
Zigzags up the side of an undulation,
the Kiih-i-Zerra ; gradient jr to
The descent is by a rocky mule path,
2' to 4' wide, with steps in places.
Traverses the valley fronting the mam
range of hills, which is passed at ^ the
Gardan-i-Schalamzar. The valley is 1
mile broad ; wheat and barley grown, now
3" high ; its stream is 7' wide and rough
Village. By rough bridge (weak) crosses
a stream 15' wide. This stream joins tha
from Shamsabad, and united flow nor - ^
west for some distance before pierc-
barometer 23-5" (6,300'). The soil, a rich.
ing the mountains surrounding the Ardal basin ; barometer b - -
red, gravelly clay, is very fertile. The poppy is cultivated. For road to Baba Haiaar,
page 280.

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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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English in Latin script
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