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Diary Transcription: begin page 86
Sunday, March 7, 1915 (continued)

It is reported today that the S.S La Touraine has been sunk by a submarine but that all the passengers were saved. Fisher sent Reis Mahmud into the city to see about the house at Mit Rahineh, which it is desired to make the headquarters of the Expedition. Reis Mahmud went with the agent, an Armenian named Antranikian, to Mit Rahineh where they made an inventory of the contents of the house and noted its condition. It appears that the house contains some furniture and a lot of dishes, etc. After some bargaining it was agreed that we could have the house for £.E. 3 a month, or on a lease at £.E. 2 a month, which seems a very reasonable rate.
The men are now finishing up the shafts in the new extension. All the tombs here seem to be small and built only of rough rubble. From the debris of 2071 [= G 3071] came a large offering basin in two fragments, with some small chips missing (G 55; photo. C327). It is 52x37 cm. and differs from the offering basins in its larger size, its depth and the thinness to which its sides have been dressed. It has no inscription on the flat ledges, but a rudely scratched one…

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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
    03/07/1915
  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
  • Mentioned on page
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 3071

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 2

People 3

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.
  • 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).