The Diarbekr boil is like the “Aleppo button,” lasting a long time and leaving a deep scar.
We never travel more than eight hours, and shall not do the regular stages to Diarbekr.
After an excursion to Mosul and Diarbekr, he made the haj a second time, staying at Mecca three years.
The skins on which we had floated so far were deflated and the kalekjis would return with them to Diarbekr by land on donkey back.
Oh, that some one would come out, and settle down in such a place as Diarbekr—what an abundant field of labour!
The next day another 2,000 were sent in the direction of Diarbekr.
A week later we sat on the banks of the Tigris by the Roman bridge which spans the river just below the black walls of Diarbekr.
The crew proceed back by road to Diarbekr or some up-river town to bring down another raft.
The pistachio-nut grows wild in the northern mountains, especially between Orfah and Diarbekr.
One of these is a monolith from Kurkh, a place about twenty miles from Diarbekr.