Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Mosul, a town in the province of Al Jezireh, Turkey in Asia, stands on the right bank of the Tigris opposite the ruins of Nineveh. In the 9th century it was a flourishing trading city, and had previously been a great Christian centre. It was occupied successively by the Mongols, the Seljuks, and the Turks, and has long been in a declining state. A memorial of Mosul as a commercial town remains in muslin, which took its name from that of the place where it was made.