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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Wed June 2 [2 June 1909] Went out early and planned 2 churches,
the Jacobite and the Chaldaean. The former was particularly
interesting, both originally of the same period. In the afternoon
worked as well as I could at the mosque. The N,E and W sides of the
old palace court remain. Byz. of the period of all the churches I have
been seeing, ie 4th - 6th - probably nearer the former. We had a
violent thunderstorm and rain after which Mr R [Rawlins] and I walked
out round the walls and saw the inscriptions {(cufic)} and ...... on the 4
bastions between the Mardin and Aleppo Gates.

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