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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Thurs 16. [16 May 1907] Spent the morning reading Father's Iron and
Steel address and watching the camp being pitched and correcting
my German proofs. After lunch went with Haidar and the invaluable
Hassan to the top of the hill E of the town where there is a church.
Below it on a spur, about 100 ft below, are ruins of some small houses
and a vaulted tank like those in the town here. The chamber is a
cruciform like that on top of the hill at Kilisra. I wonder if they only built
their cruciforms on hill tops? On the E side of the hill half way down
are the ruins of what I take to be a small house standing in the remains
of an old garden run wild, vines and fruit tree. A .... of scarlet tulips we
saw coming down. So in late to tea and drew out my church.

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