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Gertrude Bell: the dashing ex-spy who founded Iraq's National Museum

Gertrude Bell: the dashing ex-spy who founded Iraq's National Museum

The Telegraph - By Lucy Davies

The RSC’s latest play traces Gertrude Bell’s fraught attempt to set up a museum in Iraq I often wonder how the old Babylonians, with whom I now feel such a close connection, passed their summer,” wrote the archaeologist and adventurer Gertrude Bell in 1926, in a letter to her father. She was in …

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