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Wednesday, January 3, 1912 (continued)

and Assiut Mufatish, insisting upon their protecting our concessions properly.

Thursday, January 4, 1912

Day began dark and threatening, but cleared towards noon. High cold winds almost continuous day and night, coldest I have ever felt in Egypt. The testing under proposed dump practically finished. Railway is being put in place as shown in plan (page 4). In the two pits x x (page 4) is a mass of loose broken stones and pottery. This had been thrown down into the quarry pit, whose contour was roughly shown by ---- line on sketch plan (page 4), from the mastabas to east, by plunderers. The pottery is coarse red ware, crudely hand made [ILLUSTRATION] with fragments of plates of coarse red ware [ILLUSTRATION], gray core hematite wash. These fragments are scattered through the mass of stones and mud brick debris. In all the pits further west there is nothing but drift sand down to rock 4-6 meters below surface.

Friday, January 5, 1912

Dull day. Only a few hours of sun in afternoon. Showers in evening. Testing is completed and work begun on mastabas, clearing surface sand only down to surface debris.
I have numbered the group tentatively as follows. The rows east-west are designated I, II, III, etc. beginning from road bounding south edge

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  • 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
    01/03/1912; 01/04/1912; 01/05/1912
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

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  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.