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'Routes in Arabia' [‎768] (799/852)

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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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T68
ROUTE No. 202.
F rom MOSUL to BAGHDAD.
{Dotvn the Tigris. )
6 days by raft, f
Authority and Date. — J. G. Lorimer, May, 1910.
, General Detcription.-—The most rapid as well as* the most
comfortable means of transit when the river is strono- is bv
kelek, or raft. 0
Qu At 37 minutes from
QAIYARAH. the place where we
,i , u u , ! tt • . ' embarked at Mosul,
below the bridge, we passed Yanmj ah on the left bank (150 houses
of Turkmans Kurds, and Shi'ah Arabs). Yarimjah is U hours
from Mosul by land. 2
At 1 hour 9 minutes we pass Al Bii Saif and a <?asr (walled
enclosure) called Sairauun, on the right bank ; here are GO houses
of Jibur Arabs The qasr belongs to the Jalil Baigs of Mosul
Down to this place there has been cultivation on both banks •
and there have been low hills, not far inland from the right bank'
which now approach closer to the river.
tt ^ * h< ™ r 31 minutes the "ver divides'round an island called
Hawijah Shamsiyat. On the left bank are the villages of
Shamsiyat, upper and lower, each about 100 houses of Jibur
Araos; the upper village is opposite the upper end of the island
the lower 1- of a mile down. The island itself is about J a mile
long. The low limestone hills on the right bank continue near
the river.
At 1 hour 57 minutes is Al Bu Juwari on the right bank, half
a mile inland consisting of 50 houses of Jibur. About ^ of a
mile before this was another right bank village, lying back on
some highish lulls and not seen in passing. A small alluvial flat
now be^ on t he ri ht bank het J
hills, which latter ar5 not more than 100 feet high.
m ! nut ^ a the river is going east, but immediately
nnn\ south ; e ast Here on the left bank is Umm-al-Qusair
(100 houses of Al Bu Husain Arabs, Sunnis). On the right
bank, opposite, is Lazzaqah (50 houses of Jibur Arabs). There
is also a conspicuous fort belonging to the Baigs of Mosul. Here
the hilla on the nght bank recede from it considerably.

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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)
Arrangement

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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