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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 May 22 [22 May 1907] Off at 5.45 with 6 men and tools and up to
the top of the hill to Mahlech. We cleared out the little chapel, got to
the bottom of the wall and found no foundations at all, but just mixed
earth and stones. Traces of a pavement of coarse plaster about 3 or
4 in thick, nothing else at all. Found the walls at the SW corner of the
curch and drew the curious patterns on the rock below. After lunch
went up to the other hill top and found nothing. Hassan went on to the
furthest of all and found equally nothing. So back by the inside of the
crater (forgetmenots just out) and over a snow patch down which
Haidar skidded, and round to Jandar which is the ruined fort I saw last
year - nothing to be made of it. Back at 4 after a rather delicious day
on top of the hills. Found letters, one from Ramsay announcing his
arrival on Friday. Drew out the Geuz D church and chapel. This
morning was hazy and we have had no rain today.

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