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Photograph taken by Gertrude Bell in Turkey, May 1911

Description

Callihroe Spring (ancient Spring of Rohas) - Pool of Abraham - filled with sacred carp; according to legend, when Abraham was hurled from battlements by Nemrut into fire below, God commanded that the fire turn to water and the firewood to carp. "The Pool itself with its mosque and cypress trees is one of the loveliest places I have seen in Turkey. I spent a long time there under the pretence of feeding the fish but really because after weary days of desert it was impossible to drag oneself away from the beauty of the clear water and trees and graceful towers."

Reference code
GB/3/1/20/1/198
Creator
Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
Creation Date
Photograph Album Caption by Gertrude Bell
Urfa
Former reference
T_198
Photograph album
Location
Turkey ยป Urfa
IIIF Manifest
https://collectionscaptured.ncl.ac.uk/iiif/info/p21051coll153/6235/manifest.json