KERMAN ,capital of the above province, situated in 30° 17' N., 56° 59' E., at an
See also:elevation of 6too ft . Its population is estimated at 6o,000, including about 2000 Zoroastrians, too Jews, and a few Shikarpuri
See also:Indians . Kerman has
See also:post and telegraph offices (Indo-
See also:European Telegraph Department),
See also:British and
See also:Russian consulates, and an agency of the Imperial
See also:bank of
See also:Persia . The neighbouring districts produce little
See also:grain and have to get their supplies for four or five months of the
See also:year from districts far away . A traveller has stated that it was easier to get a
See also:mann (61 lb) of
See also:saffron at Kerman than a mann of
See also:barley for his
See also:horse, and in 1879
See also:Sir A . Houtum-Schindler was ordered by the authorities to curtail his excursions in the province " because his horses and mules
See also:ate up all the stock." Kerman manufactures
See also:great quantities of carpets and felts, and its carpets are almost unsurpassed for richness of texture and durability . The old name of the city was Guvashir . Adjoining the city on hills rising 400 to 500 ft. above the plain in the east are the ruins of two
See also:ancient forts with walls built of
See also:sun-dried bricks on
See also:foundations . Some of the walls are in perfect
See also:condition . Among the mosques in the city two deserve
See also:notice, one the Masjid i Jama, a foundation of the Muzaffarid ruler Mubariz ed din Mahommed dating from A.H . 1349, the other the Masjid i Malik built by Malik Kaverd Seljuk (1041-1072) .
KERMAN (the ancient Karmania)
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