Irak (20 Subjects)
Inn in Baghdad.
View of Mosul.
Bed of Euphrates near Ana.
Landscape in Babylonia (historical region in modern-day Irak).
View of Baghdad.
The putative Tomb of Ezekiel at Al Kifl, near Baghdad.
Map of Baghdad.
Women from Baghdad, one in everyday dress, the other in formal costume.
Lizards from Egypt and Mesopotamia. 1: Bridled skink from Egypt (trachylepis vittata/ scincus vittatus). 2: Agama of the species Trapellus agilis or Agama agilis, outskirts of Baghdad. 3: Agama of the species Trapelus ruderatus / Agama ruderata, outskirts of Baghdad.
Soft-shell turtle of the species Rafetus euphraticus, killed by Olivier during his crossing of the Euphrates. 1: Upper part of the body 2: Lower part of the body.
Tower of Babel in Babylon, Mesopotamia (imaginary depiction).
View of the walls of Babylon at Mesopotamia.
View of Baghdad, Irak.
View of Mosul, Irak.
View of the walls of Nineveh at the ancient region of Assyria (today Irak).
View of the walls of Baghdad. Down to the 19th century, Baghdad was often, yet erroneously, identified with ancient Babylon. Recent excavations showed, however, that Babylon stood on the opposite shore of Tigres river.
The lunar eclipse which the author watched during his stay at Mosul. In the foreground a mullah explains to a Western European, possibly the author himself, the high importance of this phaenomenon to Muslims.
A raft crosses Tigres river at Mosul, Irak.