Excavations in Persia

  title={Excavations in Persia},
  author={John Punnett Peters},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  pages={82 - 93}
  • J. Peters
  • Published 1 January 1915
  • History
  • Harvard Theological Review
From the head of the Persian Gulf extend two great plains, the one stretching northwestward along the Tigris and Euphrates, the other northeastward along the Karoun. These two plains constitute Turkish and Persian Arabistan respectively. They were the seat of one of the earliest and most highly developed civilizations of the world, or perhaps rather of two competing and rival civilizations. Once the region teemed with a vast population. Now it is largely desert. Both plains depend for their… 
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