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Tiny, but charming and informative report on a journey from Erzurum, via Muş, and Diyarbakır to Urfa and on to Aleppo/ Haleb. In the mountains of Kulp, Diyarbakır, Pollington visits a camp of yezidi Kurds of which left a vivid description.
Pollington travelled in the same period as , and , and his report was, together with those of his colleagues published in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society.
Viscount Pollington, whose is also known as , was a British MP, who visired the region before.
Notes on a journey from Erz-Rúm, by Músh, Diyár-Bekr, and Bíreh-jik, to Aleppo, in June, 1838
Mountains south of Muş in Spring (2010)
© Jelle Verheij, 2010
Erz-Rúm → Erzurum (capital of province)
Hasan Ḳal’eh → Pasinler (centre of Pasinler district, province)
Ketiven → Yastıktepe (village in Pasinler district, province)
Kóî-lí → Küllü (village in Tekman district, province)
Aghverán → Akören (village in Hınıs district, province)
Khinís → Hınıs (centre of Hınıs district, province)
Sikáwah → Mercimekkale (formerly known as Akçan; village and centre of subdistrict in Muş central district, province)
Músh → Muş (capital of province)
Kizil Agháj → Kızılağaç (village in Muş central district, province)