Throughout the nineteenth century, particularly after the historic visit of Burckhardt to ?the ancient city of Petra in southern Jordan in 1812, many travelers and explorers ?visited the modern country of Jordan. The accounts of these travelers are still quite ?valuable to the specialists in different fields including archaeology, anthropology as ?well as social sciences. The accounts of some travelers remained largely unpublished ?and therefore unknown to the ordinary person and to the specialist like the letters and ?diaries of Gertrude Bell. This book contains the letters and diaries that Gertrude Bell, ?the traveling woman, wrote during her visits to the modern country of Jordan early in ?the twentieth century. Both, the letters and diaries, have valuable information about ?the place and the people that have never been published. They also have very ?interesting stories and dialogues. The book is therefore going to be quite useful to ?archaeologists, anthropologists and social scientists. The ordinary reader will also find ?interesting stories resembling the legendary Arabian nights. ?