An American Physician in Turkey (A Narrative of Adventures by Clarence D, and Grace H. Knapp (Collaborating) Ussher

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Coan and taien Mr. Blackburn, from Urumiah, Persia, on their way to their mission among the mountain Nestorians in the south. in her cart row Mrs. Raynolds was waiting on the other side of for her to cross, and beside her we when a bridge too nar I had climbed in rode slowly on, stopped often by groups of students, orphans, teachers, and others who had come out to welcome the new mis sionary. We were in a great plain, the summit of a pla teau fifty-five hundred feet above sea-level, bor dered by mountains twelve thousand to fourteen thousand feet high.

Armenian historians call it Shamiramagerd, or City of Semiramis. This famous Assyrian queen had been regarded as a myth by modern up to the very time I Dr. But city. Lehmann-Haupt and Dr. C. in the palace of the Dr. Belck had left Assyrian Van just Lehmann-Haupt had been Harput a month before I left that before I arrived; Dr. my guest in city, and had told me about Semiramis s tablet which he had discovered in the Shamiram Su, on which had been inscribed the statement that she had built this great aqueduct, bringing water from the mountains to irrigate Van plain.

My guest in city, and had told me about Semiramis s tablet which he had discovered in the Shamiram Su, on which had been inscribed the statement that she had built this great aqueduct, bringing water from the mountains to irrigate Van plain. In the village of Lesk, northwest of Toprak Kale, was an oddly shaped rock, and on this rock The story goes that Semiramis fell in love with Aram, King of Van, and was deter a shrine. marry him. Aram would not say yes and she would not take no for an answer.

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