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ETHNOLOGY.


The cradle of the human race, both before and after the Flood, lay in Mesopotamia, whence issued the three great families from which existing nations have sprung. Babylon (on the Euphrates), the earliest city, was founded by Shemites, but subjugated by descendants of Ham, who conquered the children of Asshur (son of Shem), and planted the sister city of Nineveh (on the Tigris); the former was the capital of the Babylonians or Chaldeans, the latter of the Assyrians.

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