The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the East by Robert E. Anderson

The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the East

byRobert E. Anderson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... book, while that of Hariri is still admired as a masterpiece of grammar and rhetoric. CHAPTER VI. IRAN OR ANCIENT PERSIA. Asia, the most central of the continents of the world, is also the largest and the most elevated. Its height is due to its great table-lands, and one of these in the western division is the "Plateau of Iran," extending from the Indus Valley on the east to the Euphrato-Tigris Valley on the west; and bounded on the north by the large "depression" or "continental basin" (as geologists term it) which contains the Caspian Sea and the Lowland of Turan. This table-land of Iran contains Afghanistan and Beluchistan, as well as modern Persia, and has an area more than twice that of France, girt around by mountain ranges. It is named from Iran or Eton, the native name of the race which have possessed it since the primeval Aryan White Men left their original home. The Aryans, at a prehistoric period, swarmed off, group after group, to found the early European nations, afterwards known as Celts, Greeks, Romans, Germans, and Slavonians, but a large section remained in Asia. The latter section, as has already been indicated, split into two groups, one to descend on the plains of Hindostan, the other to take possession finally of the great table-land of Iran. The earliest Persians, or tribes called Iran, seemed to have developed an extinct civilization in Bactria, between Hindoo-Koosh and the Oxus. There was a powerful kingdom here in the early prehistoric period, and its capital, now called "Balkh," has even in modern times retained the name of Mother of Cities. Even after Bactria had become a province of Persia proper, it retained much of its importance, not only historically, but as a great entrepot of commerce between the east and west of Asia. ...

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Title:The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the EastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217372961

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