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Thursday, January 21, 1915 (continued)

As the identification of this site with Buto is not sure, it is not possible to determine whether there would be many remains of an earlier city here. If such exist, however, they would not have been damaged thus far by sebbakhim digging, as this has only been done in upper walls of obviously later period.
Here, as at Tel Tamai, the question of flood would not present any serious difficulty, unless one had to dig down below the level of the surrounding plain in order to reach earlier strata.
We made our lunch on some hardboiled eggs which we secured in a little village near the mounds. We then drove back to the Dessuk where we found we had to wait four hours for the next train back to Damanhur. When I paid the carriage boy the amount we had determined on before starting and had added a small amount of bakshish he seemed surprised and well satisfied and rushed away. Later on I discovered that the Piaster in current use amongst the people in this district is what is known as the “piaster tarifa” represented by the coin which is the half piaster of Cairo.

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  • Classification
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  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Display Page Dates
    Modern
  • Display Page Dates
    01/21/1915
  • 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.