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Diary Transcription: begin page 66
Friday, February 19, 1915 (continued)

Toward the close of the afternoon Dr. Reisner’s guard at the Third Pyramid Temple came running in with Reis Mahmud and said that three soldiers were destroying things there. When he had tried to stop them they had threatened him with a knife. I ran down at once with twelve of our men, but we failed to find them. Not knowing the names of the soldiers, I thought it useless to report the matter to Headquarters.
Photograph C47 shows the work of the past few days looking toward the west.

Saturday, February 20, 1915

Finished clearing mastaba 3013 with its two shafts A and B, which lies west of 3002. The mastaba 3014, containing two shafts, A and B, is an extension of this at the north. Shaft B was filled with sand and limestone debris. The stepped mastaba 3015 is in turn built against 3014 on the north. Over it was a layer of sand, which also filled a slab roofed burial chamber at its southern end. In the sand above the room of the chamber was an inscribed fragment which fits on to the large fragment found yesterday. Across the roofed-in burial chamber at the south end…

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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
    02/19/1915; 02/20/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 3

Photos 2

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).