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Sunday, March 10, 1912

[G 2130 (continued)]
as by the stone thieves.

In Lepsius 23 [= G 2000] not yet reached chamber.

As result of a letter from the guards at Girga sent Said Ahmed off to inspect concession at Girga (Naga ed-Deir).

Monday, March 11, 1912

Went with Mrs. Reisner to lunch with Artin Pasha and Daninos Pasha at the Heliopolis Palace Hotel. After lunch visited Daninos Pasha's excavations. Go out the old Suez Road to tower no. 2, beyond the tower turn to the left across a wide shallow wady. On the low hill tops beyond (ca. half mile from tower), Daninos has found forty pits, rough irregular holes 20-60 meters deep. In one masses of black organic matter. In another, bones (human, ox, ibis?) and ibis? eggs. In a third, Roman potsherds. I do not think they are tombs but pits for the extraction of some mineral. Before reaching tower no. 2 Daninos pointed out a big rock about a mile away in the desert to the right. [ILLUSTRATION] He said that he had just spent a month near there excavating, and had found an old copper mine with low grade ore. It is of the greatest importance to find a copper mine so near Heliopolis. Received

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    03/10/1912; 03/11/1912
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Artin (Pasha)
    Daninos (Pasha)
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mrs. Mary Reisner, American

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Artin (Pasha)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Daninos (Pasha)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Mrs. Mary Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American
    • Remarks Wife of Dr. George Reisner, mother of Miss Mary Reisner.