Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens — 3.1884-1885

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Mairamliik. On a baptismal font at the ruins about one hour
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May 22. Mara to Tchomelek, 5 h. 17 m. We go down the
valley of the Mara Tchai to Kavak. Large springs rise here and
swell the Mara Tchai. One hour and thirty minutes from Mara we
leave the valley of the Mara Tchai and ascend a low mountain west
of south; the Tchai flows down a deep and precipitous gorge north
of west.

A sharp and tortuous descent brings us to Tchatak (ih. 9 m.), in
a kettle in the mountains. Thence we descend the valley of the
Tchatak Tchai to Tchikur (37 m.) ; here the Tchai turns and flows
southwest. We ascend northwest by steep zigzags to the summit of
a pass, whence an easy descent brings us to the bluff of the canon of
the Mara Tchai. The walls of the canon are of solid rock on both
sides, and at the point where the road crosses it, the canon is about
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