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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Sun June 2 [2 June 1907] We dug all day at the tumuli and found
nothing, I sat under the zezafun bushes and drew out 10. Then Lady R
[Ramsay] appeared and I left and went up and measured 15 and 22.
Came down hot and tired after another visit to 10 and began drawing
out 15 till lunch. A messenger from the Kaimakam of Karaman
[(Laranda)] brought a friendly note from Hamdy to our great joy. I
wrote to both of them. Back to the tumuli and drew out 15 discovering
that it had been used as a mosque and the W wall is consequently
Moslem and not Greek. Chased R all over the ruins and finally caught
him at a sarcoph and showed him 13 which we decided is not worth
clearing. Then back to the tumuli and up by 15 to look for the mihrab
which I found and so in to tea. Fattuh a little better.

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