Kal'at es-Sikkar, Mesopotamia,
March 21, 1920
Captain Crawford was down at the river to meet us and our stuff was carried up at once to his house. It was 1:30 when we disembarked, but 2:30 before we got any lunch. Crawford says he wants to go out to our next objective with us, and as he cannot go tomorrow owing to an important mejlis (session) of his sheikhs, he wants us to go to another ruin, which will occupy a full day, and then go to Tell Yokha with him. Of course we have acquiesced.
Kalat es-Sikkar: The gate into the courtyard of Captain Crawford’s residence. (N. 3710, P. 7270)
For the full story of my exciting trip you should come to the special exhibit “Pioneers to the Past: American Archaeologists in the Middle East, 1919-1920,” at the Oriental Institute!
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