Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens — 2.1883-1884

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IN ASIA MINOR.

of Philomelium one hour northwest of Ak Shehir, and consequently
it does not go down the gorge, at the mouth of which the city of
Ak Shehir lies.

No. 155.

Ak Sluliir {Philomelium). Diminutive cippus now in the
possession of Dr. Diamantidcs in Konia. Copy.

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But few remains of Greek antiquity are to be found at Philo-
melium ; but, on the other hand, the traveller is surprised by some
Seldjuk ruins of exquisite beauty. The accurate workmanship dis-
played, even in the execution of details, will compare favorably with
Greek buildings of a good period.

At Ak Shehir I was joined, as had been previously arranged, by
my friend, Professor J. H. Haynes, then of Robert College, Con-
stantinople, now of the Central Turkey College, Aintab, Syria. Mr.
Haynes accompanied me as photographer during the rest of the
journey. My travelling-outfit had been left at Smyrna, and I had
not fared well thus far. The advent of Mr. Haynes and the outfit
was hailed with delight; for henceforward we could have substantial
food, on which depends in great measure the success of an expedition
like this.

June 21. Ak Shehir to Engilli, i h. 24 m. From Ak Shehir my
route lay along the foot of Sultan Dagh in a southeasterly direction to
Daghan Hissar. This region is very populous, and what is a blank
mountainous space on the old maps is in reality a plain full of pros-
perous villages (see the large map in Vol. III. of the Papers of the
American School at Athens').

June 23. Engilli to Daghan Hissar, 5 h. 5 m. My route lay
along the foot of Sultan Dagh, and is indicated by the red line on
the map. I found no inscriptions in the villages between Engilli and
Kara Agha, but the topographical results were abundant.
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