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Sunday, October 17, 1915 (continued)

the landing at Salonica but not opposed to it. On September 25, the French and English took the offensive in France, but after a brilliant preliminary success, they have made little headway to date. Russia is holding strongly and has turned the G.A.'s back in some places. On the whole, the outlook is gloomy. The Anglo-F. force at the Dardanelles must be in a critical position or at any rate will be when the Germans have forced their way through to Cospole. For it does not seem to me possible to the Serbs or the Salonica force to stop the determined German Bulgarian armies.
Mackensen about four hundred fifty thousand (450,000) men.
Bulgarians about three hundred fifty thousand (350,00) men.
About eight hundred thousand (800,000) men.
Servia and helpers about three hundred thousand (300,000) men.
Salonica force about one hundred fifty thousand (150,000) men (?).
About four hundred fifty thousand (450,000) men.
Turkey must also have two or three thousand (2 to 3,000) men to spare under the hope of speedy relief, while Russia can hardly do anything on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and Italy will not help. Greece and Romania remain neutral, very foolishly, I think. Together they could turn the scale.
So we may expect a dangerous situation in Egypt this winter, and I feel some doubt as to the possibility of my leaving Cairo.

October 20, 1915

Day of sacrifice.
Lucas and Murray to dinner.

Friday, October 22, 1915

First lot of men arrived from Quft, twenty-six in number. Rest of men came in the evening (twenty-one).

Saturday, October 23, 1915
day 1

Since 17th have worked on Fisher's Mitrah inscriptions and coins.
Total force at pyramids twenty-seven + twenty-six + twenty-one = seventy-four.

Began work in morning.
(1) Cleaned G 2013 (painted tomb at south end east face of Lepsius 23)
(2) Laying railway westward north of G 5130
(3) Clearing streets east of G 2000 (Lepsius 23)

Prof. Arl. Bates arrived

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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
    10/17/1915; 10/20/1915; 10/22/1915; 10/23/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Alfred Lucas, British, 1867–1945
    Arlo Bates
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    Mr. Murray
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 2000

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2013

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 5130

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • WWI

    • Site Name Other

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Alfred Lucas

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1867–1945
    • Remarks Chemist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Arlo Bates

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Father of Oric Bates.
  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. 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.
  • Mr. Murray

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Nubian dictionary