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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 8

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Author: Robert Kerr
Published: 1824
Language: English
Wordcount: 218,415 / 611 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.9
LoC Categories: G, V, D
Downloads: 704
Added to site: 2004.11.13
mnybks.net#: 9054
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Travel
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h goods as come down the river, the inhabitants being all Arabs. Not being able to procure camels, we had to unlade our goods, and hired an hundred asses to carry our English merchandize to New Babylon, or Bagdat, across a short desert, which took us eighteen hours of travelling, mostly in the night and morning, to avoid the great heat of the day.

In this short desert, between the Euphrates and Tigris, formerly stood the great and mighty city of ancient Babylon, many of the old ruins of which are easily to be seen by day-light, as I, John Eldred, have often beheld at my good leisure, having made three several journeys between Aleppo and New Babylon. Here also are still to be seen the ruins of the ancient Tower of Babel, which, being upon plain ground, seems very large from afar; but the nearer you come towards it, it seems to grow less and less. I have gone sundry times to see it, and found the remnants still standing above a quarter of a mile in circuit, and almost as high as the stone-work of St Paul's s

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