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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Sunday May 30. [30 May 1909] Off at 5.45 and by a beautiful valley
full of vinyards [sic], water loving poplars by the stream, to Ahmedeh,
7.5. We saw Saun[?] in the hills. Then down the valley, narrow here,
past a ruined church and up a hill to the W onto an upland. We saw at
10.30 Gireki Hajji Faris to the right about a mile away. At 11.20 Girreh
Azair. 12.15 to 12.50 lunch at Isa Punar. At 1.20 Koghiyyeh by a tell. At
2.10 the Sheikhan Chai with Kara Punar on the other side. Uplands all
covered with corn. Till the fall of Abdul Hamid this road was too
dangerous to take, on account of the robbers. At 3.35 Hajjiyyet
Turkan (Turkman, Kizil Bash) and at 4.45 Kerkha (Kurd) lying under its
big mound. A long day.

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