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Wednesday, February 10, 1915 (continued)

Clearing continues in the street between 3010 and 3020, and in shafts A and B in the north end of this space, also in shafts A to G of 3020. In shaft B was the stele fragment G18 which was noted yesterday. In the sand from east side of 3030 was a fragments of a crude flint spear head with the point broken off = G19.
Photograph C23 shows the progress of the work in this area today. At the right where two of the iron cars are shown overturned supporting a pulley, is the deep shaft of 2091 [= G 3091]. Just to the left of it is 2092 [= G 3092]. In the middle foreground where the group of men are working are the mastabas 3010 and 3020. In the background is seen the Australian camp, and on the mound above the camp is seen a mounted sentry with his red signal flag, and along the same level to the right is another danger signal, these mark the limits of the danger zone during rifle practice.
While going to the excavations this forenoon Reis Mahmud was stopped by the sentries. He explained to them as best he could that he was going to the works. When he insisted on passing and took hold of the horse’s bridle, one of the sentries snatched Mahmud’s stick and struck him across the hand…

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  • 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
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  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 3010

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3020

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3091

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3092

    • 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).