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Thursday, January 21, 1915 (continued)

The carriage boy had made the bargain with the half piaster in mind, and was therefore astonished at receiving double the amount he had expected. It had been sûk (market) day, and on the drive over to the mounds in the morning we had met a continuous stream of men, women and children on horses, on donkeys, on camels and on foot, wending their way towards Dessûk with all sorts of produce on their heads, and on their animals. One never sees a wagon in the country. I noticed many fine cattle and was very much surprised to learn that the price of a good cow in this district was only £E 8-12, while in Cairo the price is £E 12-20. I had tea at a dirty little Greet restaurant in Dessuk near the station and took a walk later down through the bazar, along the river and then over the long iron railroad bridge which spans the Rosetta branch of the Nile at this point. Got back to Damanhour in time for a late dinner.

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    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
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    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
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  • 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.