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Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell

Augustus Edwin John - T. E. Lawrence (1929)

Augustus Edwin John - T. E. Lawrence (1929)

The Antiquated Mindset: T.E Lawrence

The Antiquated Mindset: T.E Lawrence

king faisal of saudi arabia ( 1906 - 1975 ) |

king faisal of saudi arabia ( 1906 - 1975 ) |

Gertrude Bell with Hat and Fox, 1921 - Letters from Baghdad (2017)  Writer, traveller, archaeologist, diplomat, spy

Gertrude Bell: The Female Adventurer that Time Forgot

Gertrude Bell with Hat and Fox, 1921 - Letters from Baghdad (2017) Writer, traveller, archaeologist, diplomat, spy

Amiir Fayshal al-Haa`shimii (فيصل الهاشمي) (`Arab) with His Sudanese (Nuubii (?)) Personal Guard (A`sh-Shaam, `Sharq al-Urdun) (1335s H Photograph; Republique Francaise; Paul Castelnau (1297.6.7 (Republique Francaise, Paris) - 1363.7.8 (Groszdeutsches Reich, Frankreich, Montredon-Labessonnie) H  Francais; Photographer)) | Britain imported many African from Sudan to support the revolt against the Ottoman; composing large part of the army. Their decendant might have mixed with the Arabs of…

Amiir Fayshal al-Haa`shimii (فيصل الهاشمي) (`Arab) with His Sudanese (Nuubii (?)) Personal Guard (A`sh-Shaam, `Sharq al-Urdun) (1335s H Photograph; Republique Francaise; Paul Castelnau (1297.6.7 (Republique Francaise, Paris) - 1363.7.8 (Groszdeutsches Reich, Frankreich, Montredon-Labessonnie) H Francais; Photographer)) | Britain imported many African from Sudan to support the revolt against the Ottoman; composing large part of the army. Their decendant might have mixed with the Arabs of…

Sir Leonard Woolley (right) and T.E.Lawrence at the British Museum's Excavations at Karkamış (Carchemish), Spring 1913.

Sir Leonard Woolley (right) and T.E.Lawrence at the British Museum's Excavations at Karkamış (Carchemish), Spring 1913.

Gertrude Bell.  She traveled all over the Middle East in the early 1900's and influenced how it was divided after the Ottoman Empire fell (well, maybe that didn't work out so well!).  Traveled on camels, invited Bedoin sheiks to dinner, took her furs and good china everywhere.  when she met Lawrence (later "of Arabia"), she said "I do believe the boy will make a traveler".

The Woman Who Made Iraq

Gertrude Bell. She traveled all over the Middle East in the early 1900's and influenced how it was divided after the Ottoman Empire fell (well, maybe that didn't work out so well!). Traveled on camels, invited Bedoin sheiks to dinner, took her furs and good china everywhere. when she met Lawrence (later "of Arabia"), she said "I do believe the boy will make a traveler".

Gertrude Bell on horseback, Baghdad, 1917. Bell was a Mid East adventuress, and formidable personality in colonial Britain. A contemporary of Lawrence of Arabia, Bell's influence on Mid East politics made her the most powerful woman in the British Empire in the years after World War I

Gertrude Bell on horseback, Baghdad, 1917. Bell was a Mid East adventuress, and formidable personality in colonial Britain. A contemporary of Lawrence of Arabia, Bell's influence on Mid East politics made her the most powerful woman in the British Empire in the years after World War I

British archaeologist, explorer and spy Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) provide insight into Middle East that is still relevant, actionable.

British archaeologist, explorer and spy Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) provide insight into Middle East that is still relevant, actionable.

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