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Diary Transcription: begin page 19
Sunday, January 17, 1915 (continued)

I have not yet seen the site, and so will have to depend on Mr. Edgar’s information, as to the part of the mound where he found the evidences of the fine building. I wrote therefore to him at once requesting him to indicate on the enclosed sketch plan which I had copied from Petrie’s Memphis I, the area which he thought would be the best for us. I also sent a letter to the Survey Department asking for the official plan of Mit–Rahineh, from which I intend to make a drawing for the Comité; this will be submitted at their meeting on the 3rd of February.

Monday, January 18, 1915

Dr. Reisner has suggested that I dig a part of his Giza Cemetery site on behalf of our Museum. He suggest an area lying to the NW of the group of large mastabas of the IV Dynasty cleared some years ago by his expedition. It was in this neighborhood that I made some slight excavations for him during his absence in America in the Spring of 1912. Here in the Serdab of a small mastaba I had found a small seated pair in red granite…

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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
    01/17/1915; 01/18/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Photos 1

People 3

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.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • 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.