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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Sun 14. [14 May 1905] Rode all round the crater and up to the top of the hill expecting to find there a water tank and church but when we got there we saw they were on a neighbouring hill, standing out from the main mass, so we came home. Yellow frittillary, red tulips, crocus, wild pear and snowdrops. Snow patches still lying. We passed only one spring. Very windy after lunch. Finished monastery 2 and inspected the living houses on the W of the town. They are small, sometimes only one chambered, with vaulted roofs supported on arches. On the door lintels many crosses - there are none in the big monastery. Several great vaulted underground chambers probably for water. Copied a long inscription after tea and dined indoors for it was very windy.

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