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Diary Transcription: begin page 44
Thursday, February 4, 1915 (continued)

…the niche, the chamber appears to be absolutely plain, and empty.
Photograph C18 shows the position of this chamber and the mud walls of other structures to the north of it.
During the morning’s work a ricochet struck a few feet from us. I at once notified the sentry, who said that it passed over him! While working outside the mastaba at the lower house of the camp another ricochet struck near.
A letter arrived for Mr. Fisher from the Service des Antiquités stating that his request for part of Tanis site had been refused. I at once telegraphed Mr. Fisher at Kerma of this fact. In the same mail came a letter to Dr. Reisner form Mr. Farnall (a member of the Comité) saying that he thought Mr. Fisher would be granted part of the Tanis site.
We have just received word that on the night of the 2nd-3rd the Turks attempted to construct a bridge over the Suez Canal near Toussoum. They were allowed to begin without molestation, they were then attacked and driven back in disorder, leaving everything in the hands of the British. An attempt by the Turks on Kantara was easily rebuked, the enemy losing 16 men…

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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
    02/04/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. H. Farnall
    Service des Antiquités
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Photos 2

People 4

Modern People

  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • 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. Farnall

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Represented the Ministry of Finance on the Comite d'archaeologie

Institutions 1

  • Service des Antiquités

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