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Diary Transcription: begin page 81
Tuesday March 2, 1915 (continued)

…the mastabas as far north as 3015.
A fine day with north wind.

Wednesday March 3, 1915

Mr. Fisher and I left shortly after seven this morning with Reis Mahmud and Bechari with his camera for Mit-Rahineh (Memphis). On the way we stopped at the great unfinished tomb of Nefer-Ka-Ra, north west of the Pyramid of Zawiet el Arian. After this we looked over the Pyramid of Zawiet el Arian and the surrounding cemetery cleared by My. Fisher for the Boston Expedition. We then rode direct to Mit-Rahineh. The concession granted to the University Museum includes the two mounds called Kom el Qala and Kom el Qalama, lying south east of the great colossi and south of the main road. The mound is now a maze of isolated walls and large holes made by sebbakhin. The following photographs were taken: C67 is a general view over the mound; C68 is a space north of a great wall which almost divides the mound in half, looking toward the west. C69 is the excavation made by Mr. Edgar two years ago. C70 is looking across Ptolemaic walls toward a large mass of masonry which occupies the center of the mound,…

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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
    Modern
  • Display Page Dates
    03/02/1915; 03/03/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Bishari Mahfud (expedition photographer)
    Campbell Cowan Edgar, British, 1870–1938
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 3015

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Bishari Mahfud (expedition photographer)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Campbell Cowan Edgar

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates British, 1870–1938
    • Remarks Egyptologist and Greek scholar; Acting Director General of the Department of Antiquities. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).