Travels In Little-known Parts Of Asia Minor (volume 2); With Illustrations Of Biblical Literature…

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byHenry John Van-lennep

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... and we could see, beyond all, the flat green valley of the Lycus, spread out like a plain. Niksar lay on the farther side of it, and occupied both the edge of the plain and a little gorge which leads into the mountains, resting partly upon a hillock which is crowned by an old castle. I'euueksi'h, kimiltia.sh Village. We reached the Kuzulbash village of Deunekseh as the sun was setting. The head man received us with cordiality into his new and clean house, and we retired to rest after conversation with our host. 28th.--The morning was cold, but the sun rose in a clear sky, and as it illumined the different parts of the plain below the gorge, the view was exceedingly beautiful. The village of Deunekseh contains twenty houses; the crops are mostly raised in the plain, which is rendered an unhealthy residence by its stagnant waters; but the gardens are close around the village. Indian corn is used here, instead of wheat, for bread. The manner of keeping it through the winter is jieculiar. Several long poles are set upright into the ground in the form of a circle; willow boughs are woven between them in the same manner as is practised in making baskets, and basket towers are thus erected to the height of some 40 feet, and 8 or 10 feet in diameter. The bottom is boarded a foot or two from the ground, and when the ears of Indian crown have been thrown in, a roof is made of the stalks quite impermeable to the rain. The corn is said to keep remarkably dry in this way. It is taken out by means of a hole underneath whenever wanted. Thev have two kinds, the yellow and the white. The town of Niksar lies about a mile and a half from the right bank of the Lycus; the lower grounds are planted with gardens and orchards, and nearly every house has its own garden besides. The cast...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... and we could see, beyond all, the flat green valley of the Lycus, spread out like a plain. Niksar lay on the farther side of it, and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217648320

ISBN - 13:9780217648325

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