"Phonecian block in the
quarry [Hajar el Hibla "The Stone of the Pregnant Woman" or the Stone
of the South. European woman on horseback, probably Gertrude Bell]"
"Baalbek. Sun. June 3... The
valleys, near the streams, are lined with the deepest thickest vegetation,
poplars vines and corn and every sort of fruit tree; the villages well built,
clean, prosperous -Gertrude Bell Letters
"Mon 4. ..at 9, or so, we started off with a guide...We rode up first to
the quarries, the Phoenician quarries, where some of the great blocks for the
Temple of Baal are still lying, all hewn and ready and never used."
Gertrude Bell Letters