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Diary Transcription: begin page 20
Monday, January 18, 1915 (continued)

…inscribed with the names of the man and his wife. This statuette is now in the Boston Museum. Dr. Reisner thinks there may be great possibilities in this area. There are walls of several stone cased mastabas showing above the surface. It is his plan to lend me his head man, Mahmud Ahmed Said, as a head reis, and about 50 or 60 men whom he does not intend to employ himself; and his offer of the site was intended to give us a place to work in the event of our not securing another site and also to give employment to a number of his workmen whom otherwise he would be unable to use this season. He intends closing his own work at Giza next week and will then go up to the Sudan to work at Kerma in continuation of his work begun there last year. In connection with his offer he said that if our Museum was not satisfied with the results he would refund the money which we expended on the excavations.

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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
    01/18/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Photos 1

People 3

Modern People

  • 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.
  • Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1926–1933. Brother of Said Ahmed Said (Head Reis 1908-1926) and father of Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Head Reis 1933-1935).