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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Ramsay, W.M.

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Wed Ap 24 [24 April 1907] Off before 6 to Hierapolis [Pamukkale] with 2 zaptiehs after some fuss with the roguish innkeeper about horses. Finally got the ones we had hired for 1/2 mej each instead of his at 11/4 mej. About 11/2 hours to the ruins. The calcareous falls of the stream over the rock very curious. A Yuruk village below, the baths imposing in size; no fine detail. The theatre frieze spirited work not unpleasing. Walked all through to the necropolis but failed to see the sculptured tomb. All the architecture of the same style and date, see Humann. The plateau on which it was built very charming, grass grown, hills wrapped in mist behind. A misty drizzle most of the morning. So back at 12 and at 1 on to Bˆdjeli where I spent the afternoon reading Ramsay's papers and writing.

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