Monday, 31 December 2007

Van building 6a: this trench is very regular in shape with quite clean sides, but it's not being excavated and it's not been backfilled or covered either, as the accumulation of rubbish shows; according to some locals, many of the others still believe that the former residents were wealthy and "buried their gold" before the destruction of the old city.

This and other holes are the work of current residents treasure-hunting; unfortunately the photo was over-exposed and I may be confusing it with another hole, but I think its diggers stopped when they hit a very large stone. (This photograph is taken from the east side.)

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