Skip to main content
Diary Transcription:

Diary Transcription: begin page 43
Wednesday, February 3, 1915 (continued)

…probably a name.
Photograph C17 shows the new area.
Shafts A and B of mastaba 3042 have been cleared of sand and limestone chips.
Wind is from the north; the ground is covered with locusts brought by last night’s storm. This morning 4,000 troops left the Camp below us for the Suez Canal. Some 700 men have been sent back to Australia as undesirables.

Thursday, February 4, 1915

Clearing sand from the west side of mastaba 2080 [= G 1227] and from chambers and around smaller mastabas to the west. At the top of the ceremonial niche at NE corner of mastaba is a half round “log” of limestone.
Just before work closed for the day there was opened the entrance to a long narrow chamber opening to the South and extending along the western side of 2080 [= G 1227]. The chamber is of limestone blocks with roofing slabs of the same material; one end of these blocks rests on the stepped casing of 2080 [= G 1227]. Reis Mahmud and I crawled in over the sand to investigate. With the exception of…

End of Page 43


  • 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
  • Display Page Dates
    02/03/1915; 02/04/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 1227

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3042

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

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.
  • 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).