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  • South of Mosul, at which point navigation is blocked by two ancient dams, erected, apparently, to control the river for the Assyrian city of Calah, the ruins of which are called Nimrud by the natives after these dams, which they conceive to be the work of that mythical hero.
  • Were it not for these dams steamers might reach Mosul itself, at an elevation of 353 ft.
  • Below Mosul, for some distance, occur sulphurous and bituminous springs.
  • The Tigris begins to rise about the middle of November and is highest in May and June, and lowest in September and October, The principal towns on its banks are Diarbekr (anc. Amida), on the western branch; Bitlis, on the eastern branch; Mosul; Tekrit, a town dating from Persian days, said to have been founded by Shapur I.
  • Opposite Mosul are the ruins of ancient Nineveh, the last capital of Assyria, and 20 m.

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