Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation)

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Al-Baṭâ’iḥ
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Arabic text

Al-‘Aurâ’

[292c] I was informed by certain learned men that the Persians often discussed the future fall of their kingdom and thought that earthquakes and floods would be the sign thereof. Now, the Tigris emptied its water into Dijlat al-Baṣrah, also called al-‘Aurâ’,1 by means of branching streams which drew their water from the main stream which carried the rest of the …

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“Al-Baṭâ’iḥ”, in: Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation), General Editor Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī. Consulted online on 22 November 2019



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