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Diary Transcription: begin page 18
Thursday, January 14, 1915 (continued)

Returned in the evening to Mansourah and after spending a second night with Mr. Edgar, I returned to the Pyramids on the 15th.

Sunday, January 17, 1915

Received a letter from Mr. Daressy in reply to my inquiry about Mit-Rahineh, he states that while Petrie has definitely given up his work at Mit-Rahineh, the concession for the site has already been granted to another applicant, Prince Bibesco on behalf of the Romanian Government. He states further, however, that as the Romanian Government would not be able to make excavations during the present year, it is possible to give us a part of that site. This is quite fair and in strict accordance with the new law of antiquities which stipulates that in order to hold a concession from year to year at least six weeks’ work much be done on it each season. He requests me to submit to the Comité, with my application, a rough sketch plan of the site showing the part which I desire.

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Display Page Dates
    Modern
  • Display Page Dates
    01/14/1915, 01/17/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    Georges Daressy, French, 1864–1938
    Sir William Flinders Petrie, British, 1853–1942

Photos 1

People 4

Modern People

  • Campbell Cowan Edgar

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1870–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist and Greek scholar; Acting Director General of the Department of Antiquities. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

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

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates French, 1864–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Sir William Flinders Petrie

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1853–1942
    • Remarks Father of British Egyptology.