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'Routes in Arabia' [‎415] (448/852)

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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. li\—contd.
with the Warazan. Site of British Camp, 1901, passed on the
left. Well graded descent leads into the Warazan bed—peren
nial stream—at mile (quicksand reported here, but not ob
served, 1904). Warazan is ascended to mile when track turns
up dry Wadi Nashim on the left bank to about mile 8, where it
leaves the left bank of this ravine. Hence on, track continues
west-north-west crossing some ten ravines. None of these are
difficult, but the continual ascent from, and descent into, ravines
renders this a very trying march for baggage camels. Some
shallow water-holes are passed in the Wadi Juah at mile 9. The
Wadi N'aman is crossed about mile lOf before reaching hamlet
of Daraijah (Addareja). Daraijah (Addereja), two groups of
small towers and huts on low hills on either side of the track
is reached at about mile 111. From the village, the track
descends north-west, past a graveyard, to the Wadi-al-Milah—
perennial stream flowing at intervals—at mile 12. Some culti
vation on the banks.
The bed is ascended to mile 14, passing a small hamlet (Al-
Mizada) on the left, and two others (As Sarwa and Ar-Rafad)
on the right, till at mile 14J the wddi bifurcates, the branch to the
right being called the Wadi Karkahan and that to the left the
Sh'ab Lasb. A small stream in the Karkaham is the usual halt
ing place for caravans. The noticeable needle-like point of
J. Jalisa serves as a general direction point for most of the way.
Camping ground, either on the plateau between the Wadi Ziyak
to the south-west and the Karkahan, near the site of the ruined
tower of Muhammad-Xasir Mukbil (Commission Camp, 1904)
or on upland between Karkahan and Rada ravine (a further
bifurcation to the north-east). Ample space. Good perennial
streams in the Zij^ak and Rada and a smaller one in the Karkahan,
giving abundant water except in dry season (March to May),
when the supply is less, but reported never to fail. Forage in
moderate quantities from vicinity (300 camels supplied for one
month in December and January). Livestock and grain in
immediate vicinity small supply only.
2 MAWIYAH •• 9 m. Track ascends about
and Lasb ravines—the Habil Arabi. It passes over level going
to mile 3^, when the Humar village (Turkish) of Daba (one well)
23| m.
100 feet to an upland
between the Karkahan

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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.

Physical characteristics

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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