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'Routes in Arabia' [‎78] (111/852)

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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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R oute N o. 23— cpncld.
Route then crosses some ridges of loose sand, and at mile 10
passes the village of Wasit, which is situated at the bottom of a
large depression in the Nafud. Here a few dates, figs, and melons
are grown ; and the inhabitants own some camels. To mile 30
route continues sandy. Between mile 30 and mile 45 the
country consists of undulating grassy downs with occasional
clumps of trees. About mile 41 or 42, there is an oasis called
At mile 45, the walled village of Raudhat-ar-Rubai'i* with
sweet and abundant water from wells at about 45 feet. The
route then runs over sandy ground with bushes. For Buraidah,
tee Route Xo. 15.
An alternative route passses by the wells of JadadTyah at
mile 9, two miles to the west of which is another group of wells
called Sulaibiyah. At neither of these places is the water gxxl
but the supply at JadadJyah is the more plentiful and nearer
to the surface, standing at 24 feet. The small plateau of Kabi-
dah is then crossed, and at mile 34 a group of five whitish hills
rising from a low ridge is passed on their south side. A well-
marked ridge is next negotiated, after which, at mile 49, the Shaqq
■\ alley is crossed. The desolate plain of A1 Qarra'a is then
entered, this variant finally joining the main route about mile
95 in the Mujdair district. (See Main Route Stage 4, mile 70.)
ROUTE No 24.
1' 0 miles. 5 stiges.
Authorities. —Persian Gulf Gazetteer, 1908.
(Link Route between Routes Xos. 23 and 11.)
General Description. —A desert route for dhalul riders only.
... * Rvunkiv r states thit when he travelled .j.'onv this route in March 1912. he
aid no. pass these ws.'.'s nor did he heir of Vieir ezuicne*. G.C'.R.M.
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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.

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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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