[By George Horsfield]
Nearing to El Guaiweiyka which lies to N of road to Sik. Arrived there and were in doubts as to passage – sent men out to explore. Returning, descended into bed of wad. All the directions hopeless – taken from book! Got up without difficulty – quite uninteresting – nor is it large – or strong; it may be crusading but the work is feeble and mostly built with mud. Saw remains of walls, towers and reservoirs. Observed steps on two flights to NW apparently Nabataean – also apse end of chapel with Birket under. It lies same level as surroundings but is cut off by deep Wad - all ascents from this were protected so that it was strong – from raids – but incapable of standing a siege with engines.
Returned same way but mounted by bridge – but it was difficult to see how bridge joined the two sides. It is in a very bad state – saw reservoir on land side. There seemed to be no road.
Reference: Horsfield G. 1929 (transcribed by A. Thornton). Petra Exploration Fund Diary. "Business Papers to be Kept", Horsfield Collection Box 8, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 11 May Part 2: 75-76.