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Diary Transcription: begin page 27
Friday, January 22, 1915

Left early in the morning for Cairo, and went at once to the Pyramids.

Monday, January 25, 1915

I today applied to the Service des Antiquités to make archaeological excavations in that part of Mit-Rahineh (Memphis) included under the names of Kom el Qal’a and Kom el Qualama, indicating the area applied for on a map in color.
I have been talking over with Dr. Reisner the matter of using a part of his cemetery site until we could secure a site of our own. He told me that he needed somebody very badly at Kerma in the Sudan to prepare a map of the site, and after some consideration I suggested that, as he was helping out our Museum in regard to a site, I thought that we would be willing to agree for me to go with him to the Sudan for a part of the season at least and work on the plans for his expedition. He to pay only any travelling expenses there and back. Furthermore, since the excavations would not be possible under the law without the presence of some responsible person in charge it was suggested that Mr. Story who was to…

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Details

  • 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
    01/22/1915; 01/25/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. H. Lyman Story
    Service des Antiquités

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.
  • Mr. H. Lyman Story

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA

Institutions 1

  • Service des Antiquités

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Remarks Egyptian antiquities service; precursor to Supreme Council of Antiquities.