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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Gertrude Bell
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1 entry, paper

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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