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'Routes in Arabia' [‎42] (75/852)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (425 folios). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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Route No. 13— cor&d.
No. of stage ^
and total Details,
SUK-ESH-SHEYUKH .. A tovm of abouii
12,000 inhabitants, si
tuated on the river
Euphrates, which is spanned by a bridge of 12 pontoons, in
creased to 15 or 16 in flood time. There is a bazar of 200 shops.
Telegraph office. Post office. There are numerous fruit gar-
dens, and extensive date plantations. Ihe town does a large
trade with the Bedouins.
1 QASR BIR SHAGH- 21 ra. South-south-west.
The route traverses
2] m _ gravelly, featureless,
undulating ground. .
At mile 11 Q .asr Bir Rhaghrah, a ruined fort overlooking
water, which lies in a hollow.
5 BIR-AL-ARKA- 80 m. South-west.
MIH. 7 The country is simi-
in> lar to that in stage 1,
but from here onwards grazing is excellent and fuel abundant.
Between miles 30 and 40 Jabal-al-Hamih is seen on the east of
the route.
At mile 90, Bir-al-Arkamih ; there are many wells m a loadu
This is a well known camping ground for the Bedouins in the heat
of summer. .
BIr-al-Amghar, a well with a plentiful supply of water, is
situated 8 miles away to the north.
6 BIR-AL-GHUB- 2Sm. South-west.
The country consists
j 24 m- ' of a gently undulating
plain of sandstone or limestone, strewn with gravel. Occasional
outcrops of limestone occur and take the shape of low, flat ni 1 s
At mile 11 the wells of Al-Juraiblyah are passed ; they are 40
in number, and the water-supply is plentiful in winter, but
ceases altagether in summer.

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This volume contains descriptions of the 'more important of the known routes in Arabia proper' produced by the General Staff in Simla, India. It is divided up as follows:

Part I - Routes in North-Eastern, Eastern, and Southern Arabia.

Part II - Routes in South-Western, Western, and North-Western Arabia.

Part III - Miscellaneous Routes in Mesopotamia.

Appendix A - Information about Routes etc in the Rowanduz District by Abdullah Pasha, Hereditary Chief of Rowanduz and ex-official of the Turkish Government.

Appendix B - Information relating to Navigation etc of the Tigris between Mosul and Baghdad supplied by our Raftsmen.

The volume contains a Glossary of Arabic Terms used in the route descriptions and a map of Arabia with the routes marked on it.

Extent and format
1 volume (425 folios)

Divided into three sections as outlined in the scope and content.

The file contains a contents page that lists all of the routes included on folios 6-13 and uses the original printed pagination system.

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Condition: A bound, printed volume.

Foliation: The file's foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Please note that f 424 is housed inside f 425.

Pagination: The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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English in Latin script
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