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0116 Archaeological Researches in Sinkiang : vol.1
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[Figure] 18 The middle part of The Small River, with archaeological remains.

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Crass Deed tree   a ruined watch-tower of which ÖRDEK spoke.

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    situated 20 li to the north-west of Cemetery 5.

<~t8If we reckon the ordinary li as between 4- and 50o m. this would take us very near The Small River and Lake Pataliq-köl, traversed by it. ÖR" DEK'S li, however, were more elastic than any 9,,ei aghech'. other Turk's I have met. The limits between

which his li used to fluctuate, during the short

  • ~ '      period I had occasion to control it, were Ioo m.
    and woo m.

   "   situated among sand dunes, 6-7 m. high, to
the west of The Small River. The tower is built

=   ::   of stamped clay. The continual erosion by wind

has worn away the sides considerably, and the

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shape is now conical, Pl. XIV a. It rises about

   ~~;t~ .. • _ ..   7maBove the ground, the base waspro
probably square originally; it measures 16 X 19 m. It is

surrounded by a low square enclosure, partly sand covered. Especially on this low mound-shaped wall, but also on the ground, I found

" many potsherds of large, red vessels, the major-

t``°`~    ity being plain. The profile of one of them is

Fig. ~a. The middle   shown on Fig. 35: 2. Besides the red ware

Instead we turned to the south in search of He also mentioned another tower, said to be