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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Lebanon ยป Afqa

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Thurs 7. [7 June 1900] Off at 6.30 with Martin for guide. Followed down the Kadisha for a bit then up and over a col. Fine view of Tripoli [Trablous]. Lots of cedars on the hills to the W. Shocking road all up and down, past Tanurin. Violets and white Daphne. Got to Akura at 1, nasty place. Awfully hot under its great cliffs. Lunched and slept under some mulberries while Hannah tried in vain to buy meat. Off at 3 and along under the cliff, over a natural bridge and along a hillside clothed with a lovely cypress. View of the sea as usual down the valley. Suddenly came in sight of the splendid source of the Nahr Ibrahim coming out of a cave high up in the rock. This is the Adonis and near by are the ruins of the Temple of Venus. Photographed tea and a bathe in the ice cold water. The village is a mile or more away and inhabited by Metawileh so we have a Natur. Hot night.

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