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Tiny, but charming and informative report from 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 Brant, Shiel and Suter, 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 John Savile, 4th Earl of Mexborough, was a British MP, who visired the region before.

Viscount Pollington

Notes on a journey from Erz-Rúm, by Músh, Diyár-Bekr, and Bíreh-jik, to Aleppo, in June, 1838


with geographical annotations

Mountains south of Muş in Spring (2010)

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