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Title: The story of the greatest nations; a comprehensive history, extending from the earliest times to the present, founded on the most modern authorities, and including chronological summaries and pronouncing vocabularies for each nation; and the world's famous events, told in a series of brief sketches forming a single continuous story of history and illumined by a complete series of notable illustrations from the great historic paintings of all lands
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: Ellis, Edward Sylvester, 1840-1916 Horne, Charles F. (Charles Francis), 1870-1942
Subjects: World history
Publisher: New York : Niglutsch
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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ferent. The earliest inhabi-tants of Babylonia were of the black and yellow races. Thencame possibly a Hamite or Egyptian race, and then the desert-dwellers of Arabia, a white people but dark of hair and com-plexion hke the Hebrews, and belonging, Hke them, to theSemite race. Among these many peoples, the Semites orArabs finally dominated the others; but all worked togetheras masters or as slaves on the huge towers or zigguratswhich they upraised for temples. These ziggurats were built of bricks; for bricks were amongmans very earliest inventions, the material out of which hecreated his first permanent structures. The greatest of theseziggurats was erected in the city of Babylon. It was sevenstories high, piled hke a childs cube of blocks, with each storysmaller than the one below. These successive levels were con-nected not by steps but by a slanting roadway which rosefrom each story to the next, and so led finally to the upper-most where was enshrined the god of Babylon, Bel-Marduk.
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y Babylonia—The Earliest Cities 9 itself. We can not make this ancient tale complete; some of it is lost forever.Of the earlier part especially we can only catch clear glimpses here and there,like dissolving pictures which loom suddenly vivid from the midst of darknessand then fade into obscurity again. What is the very first of these spectacular pictures to appear? Dimly,through the farthest, vaguest mists, perhaps twelve thousand years ago, we see asettlement on the site of Nippur by the side of one of the many channels of thelower Euphrates. Even older may have been the settlement at Susa, the citywhich afterward became the capital of the Persians. Susa was from the first ahill town, a refuge of violent men who salUed forth from its shelter to hunt andplunder. Nippur, on the contrary, was the home of a peaceful people, fishermenwho navigated the river in queer, perfectly round boats of skin, agriculturistswho raised crops of wheat and barley on the plains, as these were left bare

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