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Tuesday March 4, 1915

Finished clearing sand from passages between mastaba 3033-3036-3037. In front of a niche in 3036 a double limestone offering basin with a short inscription on one edge. The offering room of this mastaba has now been cleared of sand. The shafts A to F are filled with a mixture of sand and limestone debris. Clearing two burial pits of 3037 of sand, which also runs over the main top of the mastaba. Work was begun on an extension of the cemetery eastward, lying north of Reisner’s old IV Dynasty mastaba 1223. Here there is a deep mass of sand and limestone debris. South of mastaba 2083 [= G 3083] is a large room (Y) which is full of sand and mud debris.
Fisher and I went to Cairo on the 8:30 train, going to the Bank for money, and for £.E. 80, to be telegraphed to Dr. Reisner in the Sudan from his account. Then to the office of Mr. Xippas, the manager of the Vacuum Oil Co., for a check for $1,000., which had been sent through his office for Dr. Reisner. This was deposited to his H.U.B.M.F.A. account at the bank. Mr. Xippas informed us that £.E. 100 had been subscribed by Americans in Egypt to…

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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
    03/04/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mr. Xippas
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 1227

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3033

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3036

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3037

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3083

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 4

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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Xippas

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Manager, Vacuum Oil Co.; handles money for HUMFA expedition.