Spent the afternoon of Saturday in the Bazaar, searching for curios. We explored shops of all descriptions, noting the simple and ingenious devices in the various workmanships. I was interested to find that one of the sea-shells found at Ur is here considered an antique and is sold to make necklaces for Arab ladies. I found a rectangular piece of clay marked with uniform inscriptions. The piece, 5 rupees, was by persuasion reduced to one. Later we visited the scaffold in the market square, then had an ice-drink at the factory and returned to camp.
Tuesday: May 30th 1916: Nasiriyah
Passed a pleasant and instructive