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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Thurs 11. [11 May 1905] Off at 6.30 by train to Aryk ÷ren [Arikˆren] which we reached at 8. Found my horses and 'Abud and Muhammad Chowish with a baggage mare and set off across the plain. Very hot, the plain all fragrant with an aromatic plant. We turned off the Maden Sheher road and went straight up the hill. Brown green irises. We got to the upper village DaoulÈ at about 12 and I lunched in the apse of a church. The place was delightful and I resolved to try and stay here. The Sheikh's oda turned out to be unexceptionable. Its walls were plastered with mud and had [Arabic characters] written on them. I turned out the felts and rugs, put in my own furniture and established myself. Measured 2 churches before tea and copied an inscription after. Dined on the roof in front of my house with a wonderful great view before me. The Sheikh's name Hajj Weli.

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