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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Hogarth, D.G.

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Sat. 8. [8 April 1899] Hot sun and cold wind. Up pretty early. After
breakfast drove with Papa to the German School where we presented
our letter from Sir Edwin E. to Dˆrpfeld and asked if we might come to
his lecture. He is a most charming, good looking person and said
yes with much affability. Then to the British School where we found Mr
Hogarth and looked at maps and photographs. Picked up Uncle
Tom and went to the Museum where we met Mr Hogarth who showed
us pots 4000 B.C. and frescoes with a delightful pattern of flying fishes.
Mr Bell joined us, we looked at the Mycaene [Mycenae] gold then at
statues. Met Mr Aide and Mr Hird and took them to see pots. Home
to lunch. Afterwards Papa and I shopped and then joined the German
party between the Areopagus and the Pnyx, Dˆrpfeld most affable.
He lectured for 8 hours, showed us the foundations of a dateless
large old Dionysus temple and demonstrated that the fountain of
[space left blank] mentioned by Pausanias lay here and not on the
Illysus. We saw most interesting remains of the Greek fountain
buildings built into a Roman house. Bought photographs and so
home to dinner.

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