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Diary Transcription: begin page 77
Thursday, February 25, 1915 (continued)

…most of which had been removed, and the most elaborate offering room which we have yet found. Its walls were of dressed limestone coated with white stucco. The figures and inscription were painted in red and yellow and the ceiling, which consisted of large slabs nearly all in situ, was painted red.
Captain Smith, acting for the Provost Marshall, returned the notices for the guard counter-signed by him, with a letter saying that he would have an NCO on duty at the cemetery in addition to the two mounted police. All day there was brisk practice with field guns, machine guns and practice.

Friday, February 26, 1915

Shaft 3005 A is cleared of sand and dark debris. The sand has been cleared from the offering room of 3005. We found here two small limestone offering slabs, one in front of a destroyed niche; also a number of fragments of limestone, including a hand, and a small flint flake. Clearing dark debris from chamber and from a shaft in its center of 3006. Shafts A to D of 3007 are filled with dark rubble debris. The sand has been cleared from between 3007 and 3008. The sand has now been fully cleared from the fine offering chamber of 3008. On the plastered walls are various scenes,…

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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
  • Display Page Dates
    02/25/1915; 02/26/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Captain William Smith

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 3005

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3006

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3007

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3008

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Modern People

  • Captain William Smith

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Aide(?) to Provost Marshal at Mena House
  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

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