- Giza 3D
- My Giza
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Monday, December 8, 1913 (continued)
that he had considered the question and that he had talked with me about such an appointment and that I had told him that the scientific Americans were all too well placed in America and too loyal to their own institutions to be able to take such a place. Mr. Farnal replied that he was not sure that with such people the question of salary would be of paramount importance, but in view of Mr. Maspero's statements he would for the present allow the question to drop, but would bring it up in the future. (I do not know of any American who would accept a minor position in the Museum, where it would be practically impossible for him to accomplish anything against the opposition of two of three jealous superiors; but if a position were created in which one could carry out a thorough reform either in the Museum or in the control of excavations, then anyone of us would have a serious question of duty to decide.)
About twelve o'clock, I went with Bassanti to his room and wrote out a division agreement for the six heads, which I took back to Maspero and got his signature.
Bassanti showed me the new arrangement of the Mycerinus statues which are now all grouped in the first Dynasty 4 room. The cast of the Menkaure pair is also in a case in this room. It is the only plaster cast on exhibition in the Museum. In the second Dynasty 4 room we saw Weigall. I spoke to him and he immediately began to ask questions about Old Kingdom statuary. He was studying a book when we came in and I immediately jumped to the conclusion that he was writing a descriptive catalogue of the Museum for sale to the tourists. His questions showed that he was evidently unfitted to make a reliable catalogue, but with his usual journalistic style he will no doubt make a very popular book.
Getting away from the Museum about half past twelve I took a taxi back to camp and up to the place about one. J.L. Smith was extremely pleased at the division. J.L. Smith left for upper Egypt.
Tuesday, December 9, 1913
Work continued all day clearing sand from pits G 4540 and G 4640 and the street between them.
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