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Diary Transcription:

Diary Transcription: begin page 84
Tuesday March 4, 1915 (continued)

…a war relief fund. Went to the American Agency where Mr. Arnold witnessed the signature of Dr. Reisner on two papers. Finished the morning with a visit to the Museum, and were back at the camp by two p.m.

Friday, March 5, 1915

Most of the men engaged on removing the deep mass of debris in the new extension. A few are at work clearing the sand from a long passage west of 2081 [= G 3081]. Work of the shafts of 3036 and 3037 still progressing. Fisher is working on the plan of the whole excavation and I have been measuring up and making notes all day of burial pits, beginning with mastaba 2090 [= G 3090].
I went down to the Sphinx this evening by appointment to meet the Marquis Vitale, Military Attaché of the Italian Agency. He was accompanied by Mr. and Miss Cagaris and another lady.

Saturday, March 6, 1915

In the shafts of mastabas 3036 and 3037 the men are now working in dark debris. Shafts A-B-C of 2081 [= G 3081] are being cleared of sand and dark debris. In A was a large limestone ceremonial basin with a crude inscription.

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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
    03/04/1915; 03/05/1915; 03/06/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Marquis Umberto Vitale di Pontagio
    Miss Cagaris
    Mr. Arnold
    Mr. Cagaris

Tombs and Monuments 4

  • G 3036

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3037

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3081

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3090

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 7

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.
  • Marquis Umberto Vitale di Pontagio

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Capitaine d'Etat Major, attache of the Italian Diplomatic Agency
  • Miss Cagaris

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
  • Mr. Arnold

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks American Diplomatic Agent in Egypt
  • Mr. Cagaris

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates