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Friday, December 10, 1915 (continued)

Arranged with Dunham for him to pay his way and collect from me afterwards.

News (1) great movements of troops in Germany; (2) British forced back by Bulgarians near Doiran; (3) Townsend has been reinforced in Mesopotamia. Disgusting and alarming rumors in Cairo: "White women to be sent to England." "White women to be sent to Alexandria." "Turks and Germans to attack the Canal next week." "They have built a railroad," etc., etc. This is mainly due to the censorship, which has made everyone suspicious of the fullness of our news and led to reports being handed around as coming privately from the censors or others "in the know". Personally, I disbelieve these private reports. At the same time, it is clear from the telegrams that the Germans are massing a large body of their best troops towards the Balkans, and they seems to look for a decision of the war in the Orient. We are naturally in ignorance of the allied forces available for contending the blow apparently aimed by the Germans in this direction; and I shall watch the events of the immediate future with some anxiety. The troops on the canal are now British and they are entrenched on the east bank.
It does not seems possible for the Anglo-French forces in France to advance.

Saturday, December 11, 1915
day 44

Sent six cases antiquities to Museum this morning for export to Khartoum. Passed without opening and taken over by Sudan Agent.

Work on
(1) area west of G 4611 including G 4512 and G 4614
(2) moving case with stela to top of great wall

[ILLUSTRATION]

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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
    12/10/1915; 12/11/1915
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Mentioned on page
    Dows Dunham, American, 1890–1984

Tombs and Monuments 9

  • Enclosure Wall

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4510

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4512

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4610

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4611

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4614

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4710

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 4712

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • WWI

    • Site Name Other

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Dows Dunham

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1890–1984
    • Remarks Egyptologist; Curator; Assistant Curator, Egyptian Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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.