[possibly Agnes Conway]
A.E.C. and Dr Nielsen went to Zibb Atup [sic] with 3 men to dig out the cistern. It proved to be full of water, so after they had baled it out they went away, as it was impossible to retrieve any pottery from the mud. She and Dr Nielsen visited the quarry, agreeing that the obelisks had nothing to do with the Sanctuary. A.E.C. photographed the Byzantine pots and found two cisterns on the E side towards which the baled out water had poured. They returned by the N. route; Dalman’s Processional Way; but had to be carried by Mahmud to the 2nd terrace, where the snake shrine is, and again to ground level. Dr Nielsen revised his view of the moon-shrine and thinks it too far from Zibb Atup [sic] to have anything to do with the Sanctuary. A.E.C. photographed all the afternoon from the Edomite High Place.
Reference: [unsigned, possibly Conway, A.] 1929 (transcribed by A. Thornton). Petra Exploration Fund Diary. "Business Papers to be Kept", Horsfield Collection Box 8, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 2 May Part 2: 65-66.
[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.