TCD MS 10515 folio 106 recto
bound together with layers of bitumen that filled the interstices between the superimposed slabs.3 Inscriptions wonderfully well preserved, decorated some of these slabs; each letter stood clear and well defined; each incision was still sharp and firm;(4) it was a surprising testimony of the resisting power of these bricks to the long ravages of time. The slabs were too massive for us to retrieve even a few specimens. Out luggage was limited to the simplest necessities of the march.(5) (6)
But what interested me more than the tower was the presence on the mound of (three)* round water-worn boulders. Such objects were remarkable in a vast plain where no stone larger than a pebble exists and from where no such objects could be obtained nearer than where the ocean joins the shore.