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Diary Transcription: begin page 29
Tuesday, January 26, 1915 (continued)

I gave Mr. Story £E 100 for work at Giza, and also predated checks for £E 200. additional. In the afternoon we went down to the cemetery, marked out the site and decided where the railroad should should [sic] run and the dump heaps be placed. I am to use the railroad which Dr. Reisner is leaving here at Giza. Dr. Reisner has already sent on the men whom he wanted to use in the Sudan, leaving at work here on his Giza mastabas the men whom he intends to turn over to me. He closed his season’s work last Sunday, and yesterday being the market day at Giza, the men had their usual holiday. Today they were busy clearing up his part of the excavations and making ready to be transferred to the new work.
I have neglected to mention the Camp of the Australian Contingent which lies down in the valley to the north of the Giza cemetery. These men had been here several weeks before I arrived, and their camp was in very orderly condition. There are some 30,000 men and 8,000 horses, and 40 guns, and the whole camp when viewed from the plateau on which we are…

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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
    01/26/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. H. Lyman Story

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