Tehran runs low on cash for its Iraqi hirelings. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

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Phoashto:By Nile and Tigris : a narrative of Journeys in Egypt and Mesopotamia on behalf of the British Museum between the years 1886 and 1913
Year: 1920 (1920s)
AuthorsBudge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934
SubjectsEgypt -- Antiquities Egypt -- Description and travel Iraq -- Description and travel Iraq -- Antiquities
PublisherLondon : Murray
Contributing LibraryRobarts - University of Toronto
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a.h. 870 = a.d. 1465. (13) Gama ash-Shekh, i.e., the Mosque of Shekh Abdal-Kadar of Ghilan, the patron saint of Baghdad, who isinvoked at all times. He died about a.h. 650 = a.d.1252, aged 91 years, but the fine dome above his tombwas not built until a.h. 840 = a.d. 1436. ^ I have adopted Felix Joness spelling and dates. ^ The minaret of this mosque is the oldest and highest in Baghdad ;of the original building of which it formed the most important partvery Uttle remains. For a transcript of the inscriptions see Niebuhr,Reisebeschreibung, vol. ii, p. 296, note 2. This is a very fine building, and well worth a close examination. This mosque is a very popular place of pilgrimage, and is avery handsome building. It lies some distance from the river, andan aqueduct has been made by the pious to provide pilgrims withwater. Niebuhr says (op. cit., ii, p. 297) that it possessed large revenuesout of which board and lodging were provided for needy pilgrims andothers. i To face p. 19^, vol. i. 
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Tehran runs low on cash for its Iraqi hirelings. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness