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'Routes in Arabia' [‎765] (796/852)

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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. 201— contd.
by the Mudir. In the plain to the westward the light is reflected
from numerous collections of water; the whole of this lush
plain seems to ooze with water, yet not to be marshy. A
European prospector for liquorice root from Messrs. MacAndrew
and Forbes Company's Baghdad branch is encamped before
us at Badarash. v T ™ • x
1 bardarash to MOSUL. (20 mts.) In 20 minutes
after leaving Bardarash
we reach the top of the
ridge, called Jabal Zirg Bardarash, on which it is situated ; this
ridge runs to the Zab River. From here the position of Aqrah
is about north-east; and in the northern hills, about north, is
a deep gorge like the letter V, known as Bazai, which seems to
be the exit of some river. Jabal Maqlub is now to the west and
a reddish hill called Kani Zardak to the south -west.
2nd S tation. (1 hrs. One hour and ten
30 mts.) minutes after leaving
the top of Zirg Bardarash
we arrive at the left bank of the Khazir river at the village of
Katisi (20 houses of B5t Kurds). Jabal Maq ub lies north
west ; Kani Zadrak south-west. The ford of the Khanzir is a
little above the village; at the time of our visit the stream was
50 yards broad and in places as much as 3 feet deep, with a air y
strong current; we were told that the river at this
neither high nor low. The Khazir here comes from the north
through a breach between Jabal Zirg, Bardarash and Jabal
Maqlub; below Katisi it circles round to the sQuth-west. _
At 1 mile to southward, on cliffs on the left bank oi the Khaz ,
is Dusarah, a village of 50 houses of Bot Kurds.
About 20 minutes before reaching Katisi we crossed ravine
with a small stream in it. Beyond this point there w ^cu i-va-
tion of wheat and barley. Thus far the road from Bardarash
has not been very good, and we have ridden at a walk.
<. RD S tation. (1 hrs. We cross the Khazii
56 mts.) by the ford and after 11
minutes see the village
of Saikani (40 houses of Bot Kurds) about IJ miles to
our right in the direction of Jabal Maqluh. Nme minutes later
3'a bond of the Khazir on the left side f
hete the river appears to go oil to the south-

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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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