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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Tues 9. [9 April 1907] Off at 7 with Eveline and Willie. Travelled in my
saloon to Ayasoluk. At the station met Weigand and settled to go to
him at Miletus. Then off to the excavations. Lovely day. The double
church all uncovered. Most interesting. Apparently some sort of court
at the east end. Door through the second big apse. Narthex and
atrium. There are changes in Strzyg's plan. Then to the big
gymnasium and so up the columned street to the theatre where we
lunched. Then along the new road to the library. Most wonderful. A
sort of long gallery to the N of it with big inscriptions. Further on a little
temple. Decorations of the library most elaborate, not to say florid.
The street goes on up the hill towards the Odeon. Inscribed columns
all the way and to the right building of various sorts, some Xian. Went
with the two children to St Luke's tomb and then went back to my ruins.
The place quite empty in the sun. Perfectly delicious. Walked back
by the mosque and St John's church, meeting only one shepherd.
Camped on the hill above the aqueduct. Extremely happy.

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